Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Weekly Updates

We had a fairly busy week this week. I worked 7 days straight, teaching two lifeguard in-service/training days for our staff before the summer season hits just next week... and we wrapped up our farmer's market visit. I'll write a whole post for that topic in the coming days, but i'm happy to say we did better then last time :).

We got a slew of BOGO coupons for Chipotle, and since its walking distance from our place, we used one this week for a cheap date night... and I really proud of our weekly spending this week. We didn't buy anything we didn't plan on getting! It was a week of just groceries, gas, and one date night! After our prior weeks and months of stress spending, i'm glad we are starting to get things under control again.

I got paid on Friday and got the holiday pay from working Memorial Day weekend on my check. We will keep this money in the budget for 2 weeks and if we don't dip into it, we will transfer it to savings when my next paycheck drops in at the end of the month (since its a 3 paycheck month!!!).

We were able to transfer SCB's extra $100 from his vacation pay out to savings, so our car fund sits now needed $730.42 to hit $1,000.00. Sadly, this little account will take a hit next month most likely since my car will be hitting 70k miles on it and i'll need to take it in to be serviced.

And gas.... Under $4 a gallon!!!!!!

Weekly Spending

9-Jun $12.52 Gas 
$15.16 Costco (Sliced Cheese, buns, Roast Chicken)
$30.83 Fresh & Easy (Groceries)
13-Jun $7.22 Chipotle (Date Night) Woot for BOGO Coupon
14-Jun $3.92 CVS (Posterboard for farmers market)

Money Goals

  1. 2012 Roth IRA SCG:  $1,387.63 / $5,000.00 (27.75%) 
  2. Paying Extra on the House:  $45.77 / $1,301.28 (2 additional mortgage payments) (3.51%).
  3. $1,000.00 Car Fund: $269.58 / $1,000.00  (26.96%)
  4. 2nd Roth IRA: $0 / ? We're just aiming to put 15% of what SCB earns in this account. Unemployment doesn't count as income... so I think we have to wait until his business turns a profit.


  1. Here in Western WA that was the headline for Saturday's paper. GAS UNDER $4!!! I just thought, "Wow."

    1. That's just perfect. I was temped to add the picture of the $3.98 a gallon price... but SCB squeezing into that little car was too awesome!