Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Where it Went 1/06 - 1/19

I'm 30!!!!!!!!! I celebrated my birthday last weekend with my fiance and some friends. It was a nice, low key evening and luckily all my fears of "getting old" quickly faded into the background. I don't know why I was so focused on a number.

Anyway, I'm in the midst of my busy season at work, getting a little bit behind on wedding planning, trying to get in better shape and dealing with some health and family issues. Such is life at 30 I guess!

But here's where my money went for the past two weeks compared to the budget I set:


Credit Card - 100/150
Groceries - 75/90
Sallie Mae - 407/407
Defaulted Student Loan - 260/260
Nice Collection Agency - 125/125
Sprint - 73/73
Misc. - 236/214

And I finished the pay period with about $102 to roll over, which is good because my birthday commands a hefty $350 payment to the state court administration (boo!) in order to remain a licensed attorney.

Of miscellaneous, at least $60 was spent on health care co-pays (boo) making me kick myself for not starting a Health Savings Account during the open enrollment period. Oh well.

In other news, my fiance got a promotion!!! Yay, I'm so proud of him. And it came with an extra week's vacation as well as a $5000 raise! He's the youngest one in his company to have made it this far. I guess success is one of the perks of getting older, though his 30th isn't for a few more months (yes, I'm a cougar).


A Day in the Life of Mocha said...

Enjoy your 30's...

I will be 35 this year and the last five years have flown by..

Happy birthday!!

Moneyapolis said...

Happy birthday! And congrats to your fiance.

Sunflowers said...

Belated happy birthday! :) Congrats to your fiance for the promotion! Sounds like a fantastic start to the new year! :D

savings said...

Happy Birthday!

Shtinkykat said...

Happy belated birthday, Sallie! I wish I was as wise as you when I turned 30. As Mocha says, my 30's have really flown by. I guess you could say I've enjoyed my 30s to date. Congrats to you and your cougar prey. :-D