Earned: $0 Spent: $50 Saved: $0
I went over the tally for my weekend trip to see my parents. I had budgeted $50, and $50 I did spend (counting one dollar for my pre-workout snack today). The $50 covered lunch on Friday, parking at the airport, tips, lunch Monday, a used book, and a coffee during my layover in Chicago. I could have skipped the book and coffee, but since they totaled $4 and kept me happy on the flights home, they were good purchases. Visiting my parents is always nice; we chatted lots and got in some good wedding planning. It’s also very inexpensive since they treated for the rest of our meals (thanks Mom!).
I now am hoping to keep spending to a minimum until Friday. Friday will be great because I can tally up my snowflakes for the month. It’s also the last day of classes, and the local farm market should be open with asparagus. I can’t wait!
Happy Monday everyone! I had a great weekend with my parents in Missouri and am all ready to knuckle down for our last week of classes. As you settle in this morning, here are some of my favorite posts from last week, and . . .
Today, the Carnival of Debt Reduction is live at No Debt Plan. I’m very excited because I got a nice shout out as a newbie blog and was an “Editor’s Pick” for the first time. If this is your first time visiting, check out my “About Me” page and consider subscribing if you like what you read. Thanks!
Now to the links. . .
If you’re new to personal finance blogs (like me!), rush over to Get Rich Slowly and read his very first post. He revived it for the two-year anniversary of his blog. I love how he does a meta-review of a variety of personal finance books.
The Digerati Life has two excellent posts about frugalists vs. capitalists. First, read “Spend Less than You Earn or Earn More than You Spend.” Then, jump over to “20 Ways to Earn More and Spend Less.” He’s got some great tips, especially tip #10 on the spending less side!
PaidTwice has a great post on the “Psychology of the $1000 Emergency Fund.” I certainly agree that for those of us who aren’t savers, it is a manageable number to start with. Then, Blueprint for Financial Prosperity has a very interesting approach to making your larger emergency fund work for you at “Laddering Your Emergency Fund.”
Also, check out this guest post at Cash Money Life. I like her tricks for a shopping diet!