I'm being Tonya Harding, but in researching her it turns out she's been through a lot, and I don't think she deserves to be a punchline to my costume. But... I discovered this yesterday and don't have a different costume to use instead. (Long read but SO GOOD: http://www.believermag.com/issues/201401/?read=article_marshall)
@CeeEm Have fun!
I happen to have one staff event that includes dinner on Saturday and another staff event that includes dinner (a 2 day retreat that starts with a long drive) so lots of things are covered for me. Yay for having 2 jobs? Anyway, $5 for parking when going out tonight (I'm in a show, so $0 for tickets), maybe $15 for car snacks to share for Sunday's long drive, and another $25 because I'm low on groceries for breakfasts/lunches. I also have $30 of books in my cart (Indigo, not amazon!) and I'll click buy this weekend. Gas is also really cheap so I'll probably top up, even though I'm not empty (another $20) Total: $95
Got serious in August about aiming for saving 10k in a year (thanks for Billfold inspiration!): Sept 30: $2163.04 Oct 31: $3163.04 (but $750 was from savings pre "10k in one year" goal, so I'm $2413 or about a quarter of the way to my goal)
@andnowlights Wow! I'm so excited for you for November! So close!
Any idea how long Mike usually takes to send his congratulations? I've been waiting since April! (I don't mind waiting, but I'm worried I slipped through the cracks)
@j a y That would work if I had started doing it when I first got the raise. Now that I'm used to spending it... I don't know where to cut back. I tried to just pretend that $300 it was never there, but I ran out of budget money 3 weeks into the month! I like the idea though. Maybe I need to start smaller... pretend $50 doesn't exist in November, then maybe $100...??
Can we have an open post with a comment thread dedicated to brainstorming where lifestyle creep is happening in our lives? I buy cheese when I need it, even if it's not on sale, but that hardly accounts for the fact that I'm spending about $800 more per month now that I make $800 more per month. It doesn't even make sense! Where is it going! I honestly don't know! I just started using YNAB so I have no old numbers to compare against.
I need to dispute a dental bill!