Sunday, July 29, 2007
I spent time in my beloved Montreat. My planning team became like a family to me in our one short week. I can't even begin to tell you how much these people mean to me.
The money situation is rough right now. I don't think I'm going to make my one year goal. I think I'm going to make an honest effort to dig myself out of the hole as much as I can, but I do not think that one year was realistic, especially with the circumstances this summer. One, I was too lazy to get a job. Two, I have three weeks without pay. Three, the onset of HOA. Four, everytime I turn around, someone else is getting married. Five, I'm only one person!! Six, this is making my head hurt.
But, it was a great summer...and it isn't over yet! Stay tuned! WG will be back in full swing when the school year starts!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Well, not really. I almost always follow the rules...in every aspect of my life. So breaking my own rules seems okay, after all, I have the power to forgive me.
Hmm...money-wise things are okay. I figured out the paycheck scenario. It came a few days late, but it came nonetheless. In one day I am leaving for Montreat (!!!!!!!!!!!) and I Can. Not. Wait. To. Be. Back. It's home. Also...free meals for sixteen days! Can I get an AMEN from the conservative budget congregation!
I have also been good, and paid all my bills online through my bank's super easy bill payer system. Now, hopefully, nothing will be missed and I won't face a nasty late charge situation.
I have found ways to be frugal in all aspects of life. Number one, I cancelled my blockbuster movie pass. Saves about $20 a month. Its sad, but I've stopped using it since I've been spending time with my fabulous friends...S, F and T. Thanks girls, for bringing me out of the couch slump! Hearts and kisses!
I also, finally, sent back the stupid modem to the stupid internet company. That should save $40 a month.
Well, I do need to start paying my condo fees, which will be about $140 a month. Seeing as how I saved $60...now I just need to work the system and find the remaining $120 a month for that. I will get a raise next year, which helps, and my school got an A...which means a bonus in October and the paying off of my laptop!! Hopefully (there's that word again) no other bill will pop up in between!
I've come to the realization that I might not pay off my debt in one year, but I feel good that I'm taking steps to control my spending and pay down what I owe. I plan to attack National Boards full force when school starts. If all goes well, it will up the numbers on my salary. Then, of course, I plan to drive myself into further debt by going to graduate school...but you can't put a price on education, right?
Well, in about 36 hours, I'll be on a plane on my way to Montreat! Luckily, my hotel has wireless access, so I'll try and blog once or twice. I know you won't forgive a hiatus.
Much love to my three readers!
ps--I'm even frugal in my search for Mr. Right Now. Check it out. Its like online bargain hunting for a date. You've got to weed through the guys who use their cell phones to take pictures in the bathroom mirror of their two pack abs, but perhaps I can snag a great deal on clearance??