On Home for the Holidays / Open Thread

We are driving down to BF's parents house tomorrow afternoon, so things are kicking into high gear. I have to do laundry this afternoon, buy a bday present, make an appearance at a bday party, then get the apartment ready. Tomorrow morning I'm going grocery shopping for non-perishables because we won't be back until the 30th and supermarkets are a nightmare here before NYE. Then I'll be working until the 24th at noon ... so ready to just chill.

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:03 am 1

On Friday Estimate

Today has been crazy so I have to make this quick! Tonight we're going to an Xmas market, but I'm eating dinner at home first, so that'll be like 20 €. Tomorrow we're going to another Xmas market, I'll budget 30 € for that one with food. Sunday I'm flying again for work, so I'll probably end up spending 30€ on food in airports and the hotel. Total: 80€, but hey! Tis the season!

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:35 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@Victoria You can do it! Even with a shitty month you still managed to drop it down to under 4,000.

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 11:41 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@Tripleoxer Congrats! Goodbye Citi card!

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 11:40 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@andnowlights Thanks! They were all supposed to be gone by the end of the year, but 3 out of 4 gone and one with 0% APR until 2016 is almost as good! :)

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 11:39 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@natwh Welcome! :)

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 7:09 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

Credit cards: Card 1 (22% APR) October: $726.54 November: $416.28 With my Xmas bonus this will be gone next month. Card 2 (0% APR) October: $3,642.99 November: $3,585.93 Student loans: Student loan 1 (3.75%) October: $1,596.80 November: $1,535.95 ^^^ This guy is next to go. Student loan 2 (6.25%) October: $10,407.84 November: $10,264.37 Student loan 3 (5.625%) October: $30,417.88 November: $30,316.67

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 2:09 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@andnowlights Ahhhhhhhhhhhh congratulations!!! What an amazing way to start the new year!!! And so inspirational!!

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 1:58 am 0

On Whatever Happened to Overtime

My mother still earns time and a half for her OT, but her job watches her like a hawk and if she works too much overtime they have meetings with her where they basically yell at her about it. Her job is also a living nightmare, so I'm hoping she can retire soon ...

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 11:24 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I had a massive Friendsgiving on Saturday, so I spent over €200 on that (a turkey in this country costs like 15€/kg and I insisted we have whiskey cocktails for 15 people soooooooo thats pretty much my fault). BF also spent around €100 on it. WORTH IT. It was amazing and now we have endless amounts of turkey leftovers and stuffing. I already ate pie for breakfast and 2 turkey sandwiches with sriracha mayo for lunch. MMMMMMMMMMM. Other than that I didn't spend any money! But now it's time for the annual xmas spending extravaganza - gifts, christmas markets, pre-xmas meetups, etc. But this is my first year going credit card free and only spending the money I *actually* have, so hopefully that will keep things within reason.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 9:09 am 0