This Extra Paycheck is at least helping me set things back on track again. From now on the first paycheck goes to student loans and Nice Collection Agency and the second goes to rent, utilities, credit card. Or so I hope.
So here's my very tentative budget for the next two weeks which includes me flying to an out-of town wedding. If you harken back to the last wedding I attended you may recall how viciously out of sync I was budget wise for this experience. Therefore I'm going to suspend extra debt payoffs until after the wedding next weekend so I don't come up short again. Here it goes:
Starting Balance = $1135
I'm finding it hard to calculate how much I may end up spending during the wedding. I have free accomodation at a pretty awesome beach house (see the pic). The rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch the next day ensure I will have food/drink the whole time. The only thing I can imagine paying for are cabs and snacks to/from the airport. Thus, I should be able to spend less than $40 the whole weekend, right? Wish me luck!
I also have to buy a bottle of wine tonight for my weekly movie date with a friend (approx $10) and have plans to meet up with a friend for a drink on her birthday on Friday (no more than $20). Boyfriend is going away next week so I need to officially buy all my sandwich supplies lest I want to survive on PB&Js.
I am looking forward to the wedding despite its obvious drain on my budget.