Thursday, May 27, 2010

Budget 5/26 - 6/8

I can't believe it's almost June! Which means, among other things, it's almost time for me to get married. Wow! But that's not until July so I'm gonna take things one month at a time.

I need to be on top of my budget as the wedding nears so we can pay off all of our vendors and have money to spend on our honeymoon. I can't wait for Hawaii, I need a vacation.
Luckily, Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner so we do get a three day weekend. We're going camping with some friends.

So here is my budget for the next two weeks.

Starting Balance = $1337*

Credit Card - 150
Wedding Savings - 700
Wedding Makeup Deposit - 50
Perkins Loan - 93
Law School Loan - 80
Groceries - 75
Healthcare - 40
Misc. - 149

*Look at all that money. Did I get a raise, you ask? No. After speaking with our financial advisor, I decided to reduce my 457 contributions so that I can contribute more to a Roth I.R.A. first. I am still saving 2% pre-tax and will post more about the Roth later on.


Ann said...

Yay! Hawaii! We're going to Hawaii for our honeymoon too (this November) . . . Oahu and Kauai. Just curious how you went about booking your trip to get a great deal as we're pricing various packages/flights/hotels right now.

Sallie's Niece said...

Booking our trip was a maze of hotel points and credit card miles. Because my fiance travels so much for work we got one roundtrip ticket from California to Hawaii and 7 nights hotel stay for free. We just have to pay for air fare out to California and a few more hotel nights. Hawaii is expensive! Hopefully I will find some budget friendly tips to share on the blog.