We are going to St. Augustine with my mom! I'm estimating getting gas twice ($65), dinner out x2 ($100), brunch out x2 ($70), a trip to the Alligator Farm ($45), and a trip to REI ($200 - my dude needs shoes and we both need a little hiking gear). Total: $460.
@cryptolect Oooh, I will definitely look into it! I use USAA so I'm already very very pro online-only banking.
@LookUponMyWorks There's always the strategy of coming back today to boast... :)
@msworst Exciting! You are getting so close!
@saretonin I love dropping a digit on debts. Congratulations on your progress!
@EmilyAnomaly Crossing my fingers for both of us that the stock market goes up or stays steady... you're soooo close to that goal! I've looked at how much you get in interest on your vacation savings in previous months and am always in awe - my $10k savings account never gets more than a bit over a dollar. Any wisdom on where to bank to get anything like what you do on savings interest?
@callmeprufrock Wow, that's an ambitious and awesome plan! Best of luck, and good on your for starting early and planning carefully!
@Allison Yessssss changing first digits like a boss! And your retirement fund is coming along beautifully!
@TheDilettantista Awesome progress! Congrats on the refinance! And I hope the party is a lot of fun. :) It's always so hard to both try to balance fixing habits by buying with cash AND paying off existing debt. It's great that it's going well for you.
Trex deck = a deck made out of this nearly-indestructible material that won't rot away. Pergola (I just learned this one!) = a structure with criss-crossing slats across the top that partially shade whatever's underneath. Picture a wooden trellis in a garden, but big enough for multiple people to gather under it (and often with all open sides). I like this one because it is closer to something I would ever consider spending on a house in my area!