Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Where It Went 7/22 - 8/04

In the month of July I saved $1100 for the wedding! This is the second most amount of money I have ever saved in my life...and the fastest I've ever saved so much ever. Plus the $100 that my fiance had put in the account we now have $1200 for the wedding. I'm very excited to have saved so much....but unfortunately most months I will not be getting a check for nearly $500 in the mail.

11 months to go and according to my calculations we need to save about $900 each month if we are going to meet all of our goals. I plan to save at least $800 of my salary each month and my fiance will throw in extra money from time to time. It's only fair considering he's paying the mortgage, the electricity, and the car loan (more on that new development later).
Spendy summer continues but I'm not feeling so guilty about it. In the winter months when we're boiling chicken soup because it's too cold to go out we'll think fondly of the nights it was so beautiful we just had to take a stroll to the neighborhood tavern and sip cocktails on the sidewalk patio.


So, here's how I did compared the budget I laid out two weeks ago:

Budgeted/Actual

Wedding - 400/715
Aunt Sallie Mae - 407/407
Perkins Loan - 93/93
School Loan - 54/54
Sprint - 79/79
Laptop - 75/50
Groceries - 75/100
Misc. - 63/200
Jewelery - 0/20

I only paid $50 to the laptop and I'm not sure why exactly. I had enough money in my account (and still do) to pay the $75 as planned but I had a nagging feeling I was forgetting an upcoming expense. Oh wait, just writing that sentence made me remember....

I need to renew my driver's license. I have no idea how much that endeavor costs but I think it's around $50. The website is no help either...it says the fee is based on your license class. Attention NYS: there are only three or four different license classes, can't you just list the friggen fee for each one?

Stay tuned for my new budget.

2 comments:

undercover vixen said...

that's awesome. isn't it great to be able to save so much in one month? yay to no rent... one day i'll get there....
i just noticed u only had ur paid in full bars up? mayb it's time to update them with your school loan info...that's what you are paying off right?

stackingpennies said...

It's so fun to have months that boost savings by so much, no matter what the reason! Nice work!