Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Where It Went 1/07-1/20

Happy Birthday to me (again)! Looking back on the past budgeting period, turning 29 made me a Spendy McSpenderson all of a sudden, but things can get back to normal now I promise. A few things happened over the course of the past two weeks that threw a (happy) kink in my financial plans.

First, I got birthday cash and Boyfriend got a bonus that he decided to use on our vacation.

Then, I decided to donate $10 to charity in the memory of a lost friend.

After deciding not to budget $100 for my Tahoe trip, I paid an additional $20 on my credit card and put $50 in my Emergency Fund. (Sorry readers, I said I was going to put the full $100 but I failed. Sigh.)

So here's the numbers, how I did on my Budget laid out two weeks ago:

Boyfriend - 40/40
Emergency Fund - 25/75
Aunt Sallie - 406/406.96
Defaulted Student Loan - 260/260
Nice Collection Agency - 125/125.81
Credit Card - 15/35
Hobby - 70/35*
Groceries - 50/54.41
Tahoe Fund - 100/0
Misc. - 56/128

* - I decided to take a break from my hobby for a while and thus didn't pay the monthly dues. I also treated myself to a movie on MLK day since I had the day off. At the mall I made a small purchase ($15) I will explain in a later post. The rest of miscellaneous was likely spent on lunches out as I had far too many during this budgeting period.

In addition to the above (and because I have two separate accounts), my $100 birthday money was spent in the following way:

New Ski pants - 32
Bodega and booze - 59

So yes, lots of spending occured but I'm happy that I was able to knock off more credit card debt and boost my Emergency Fund a bit during the past two weeks.


Anonymous said...

that's a pretty pimpin' cake - i like it!

shelbug99 said...

I agree about the cake. It rocks.