Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Weekly Updates (Spending & Money Goals)

As South County Boy and I get back into the swing of things, we sure have had an interesting and busy two weeks. I finished the La Marathon which was awesome, but its now time to get practical and really start trying to make some improvements and changes around our household as we come to terms with SCB work situation.

I'm also starting to realize that its a lot harder to live off my income alone and we have been really grateful for all the overtime that I've been able to get from work (but the hours and the lack of time off are really starting to wear on me). A lot of occasional purchases just keep cropping up and we used to just cover them with fun money or budget them in when SCB was working, but now its becoming a lot harder to do.

But there may be some silver lining.  

I didn't mention this, but a guy from my husbands church has an open position at his work and SCB applied. We think we may have a shot because its kind of a "hire by referral" so cross your fingers there!

Also, on Saturday I volunteered/worked a garage sale for Relay for Life and one of the gals who is on my event committee was there and I found out she works with Apple One, (another temping agency like Labor Ready, but you only get "in" by invitation)-- and she's inviting SCB! Apparently it pays to volunteer!

Here's our massive 2+ weeks of spending since the last time I reported it all.

Weekly Spending:
March 12th
March 13th
  • Walmart: $18.46
March 14th
  • Fresh and Easy $21.78
March 15th
  • Mortgage: $808.18
March 16th
  • Car Insurance: $2.82
  • Target: $4.84
  • Pen State Industries: $60.60 (wood turning)
  • Red Robin: $44.00 (Date Night)
March 17th
  • Big 5: $3.00 (three cheap throw away hats for Marathon)
March 18th
March 19th
  • Woot.com- 3 tshirts $19.98
March 20th
March 21st
March 22nd
March 23rd 
  • Hoa bill: $262.50
  • Islands: $30.00 (Date Night)
  • Kohl's: $32.33 (Used Kohl's cash for my Easter present-- a new dress)
  • Amazon: $3.22 (replace broken charger)
March 24th: 
  • Costco:$30.75 (Groceries)
  • Gasoline: $62.06
  • Cell Phone Bill: $137.79
  • Internet: $42.94 (The new discount applies to next month's bill)
  • Walmart: $23.23 (kitchen broom, medical supplies, flip flops)
  • Ralphs: $26.14 (Groceries)
March 25th:
March 26th:
  • Prescriptions: $4.00
Money Goals:
  1. 2012 Roth IRA SCG:  $664.05 / $5,000.00 (13.29%) 
  2. Emergency Fund: $12,047.10 / $12,500.00 (96.38%) 
  3. Paying Extra on the House:  $2.91 / $1,301.28 (2 additional mortgage payments).
  4. $1,000.00 Car Fund: $93.181 / $1,000.00  (9.31%)
  5. 2nd Roth IRA: 15% $0 / ? We're just aiming to put 15% of what SCB earns in this account. 

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the job!! Hopefully this is meant for you! :)