Single ply toilet paper is the worst!!!
My parentals gave me $500.00 a month, paid for plane tickets home, and sent care packages with things like shampoo and peanut butter. I thought it was generous of them. There were no surprises in my family. For as long as I can remember I was told that college was my responsibility. I had a legacy from my grandmother that paid for my first year. The other three were financed by loans and some savings (I tried to save the $500 each month for tuition time). I worked about ten hours a week for spending money and full time in the summer to decrease the loans I needed for the next year.
Friday night I did dinner out with friends to celebrate a birthday. $31 including tax and tip which was less than I was expecting. Yay for family style. Later that night I spent another $32 on overpriced gin and tonics. One for the birthday boy, two for me. Saturday I spent $29 on a few groceries. I need to go back and get a few things later this week. I was just too lazy to carry it all home at once. I dropped another $32 on an amazing bottle of wine that I brought to a friends house. I asked the wine guy for advice. Never do that. They are so cute and earnest, I just can’t resist. I also spent $15 on my share of drunken pizza. Sunday was $13 for cheese, crackers and a baguette to bring to a dinner party. So I guess that’s $152 total. It was a really good weekend though, so I’ll take that.
@selenana Jimmy Johns is a Midwest chain but they've been expanding like mad. I know they go pretty far west now. I've been to one in Arizona I think it was? We were driving, so I lost track of borders. It could have been Nevada.
I'll give people my base salary but I omit info on bonuses because I find it leads to resentment and some frankly hostile commments. How would anyone who doesn't work with me know what is "deserved" or not?
@backstagebethy Yeah, I don't really work on commission, but every once in a while when I have a good month my boss throws in a little extra. I usually spend a third, save a third and put a third towards debts, but this time I just did an extra credit card payment. Part of me thinks I should figure out how to do this based on my normal salary so I can save the bonuses but I guess at the end of the day, its a work in progress.
I paid the minimum on all my student loans this month, but I did throw some money at Discover! July 2012 balance: $1,172.32 Current balance: $407.71 Not bad! Plus I'll hit $50 in cashback bonus on my next statement so I'll apply that to my balance.
I always just put negotiable. Is that bad?
@cherrispryte That's perfect, because I'm DC centric too :) And yes, Perfect Pita is fab!
I like snacks with some protein. Hard boiled eggs, cheese, nuts, and yes, hummus are my favs. I make my own with dried chickpeas. I feel like I could convert you "hummus=glue" people. Also, I cannot tell a lie, sometimes I eat jerkey.