Thursday, March 1, 2012

Weekly Updates (Spending & Money Goals)

SCB trying to cheer me up in Costco...
Well the month is over and I feel the need to catch you all up on what's been going on, but I just don't have the words to be honest. I'm kind of down in the dumps so i'll try and post about that stuff a bit later on this week, but here's the nitty gritty details.

We finished up puppy sitting and gained $125 for our efforts...

I tried out a new grocery store that's on the way home from work that's more of a small "mart" but the produce prices were REALLY awesome. (Better than the farmers market I was looking at) So we are seeing how long things last and how good they are before we will make more purchases there.

But other then that I feel like things are beginning to unravel for me and i'm just trying to stay afloat with all the stuff that's being thrown at me.

I think I'll rest easy once the marathon is over with and I can go back to shorter weekly walks with my friend instead of 6+ hours of training. (You Can Donate HERE to sponsor me!)

Weekly-ish Spending:
February 20th:
February 21st:

  • $2.47 MNT Dew
  • $38.11 Gasoline
  • $262.50 HOA fee
  • $11.40 Little Caesars

February 22nd:

  • Albertsons: $10.85

February 23rd

  • Chili's: $40.00 (Date night and Relay for Life Giveback Night)
  • $12.00

February 24th

  • McDonalds: $9.46 (Breakfast with SCB when leaving the puppy house

February 25th:

  • Fresh & Easy: $61.22
  • Ranchers Market: $9.81
  • Costco: $62.83 (we got our annual rebate back for over $90 so we stocked up)
  • Gas: $53.32

February 26th:
February 27th:

  • Internet: $38.94
  • Target: $16.00 (Running Socks)

February 28th:

  • Gas: $13.16 (Rental Car top off)
  • Walmart: $37.71 (Yarn, Boxer Briefs, Light bulb)

February 29th:

  • SMOG: $42.24

Money Goals:
We received our tax returns and we have placed them for now with all my overtime in an "extra money" account at ING Direct. We have a few things we need to work on outside of our money goals before we can start attacking these with gusto.

  1. 2012 Roth IRA SCG:  $443.60 / $5,000.00 (8.87%) 
  2. Emergency Fund: $11,651.64 / $12,500.00 (93.21%) 
  3. Paying Extra on the House:  $0 / $1,301.28 (2 additional mortgage payments).
  4. $1,000.00 Car Fund: $26.31 / $1,000.00  (2.63%)
  5. 2nd Roth IRA: 15% $0 / ? We're just aiming to put 15% of what SCB earns in this account. 

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