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March 2017 Budget Report

April 15th, 2017 at 09:44 am

Better late than never, right? Stick Out Tongue



Utilities are low because...I neglected to pay my electric bill. I just forgot. Never before in my 30+ years of adulthood have I "just forgot" to pay a utility bill. My goodness. I looked at it a dozen times or so, there on my list of bills to pay, not highlighted, and it never clicked that "Oh, I need to PAY this".

Savings did not happen, but I also paid for my root canal and plane ticket (see below) without pulling from savings.

Everything else this month:

Balance of new roof and gutters - 9,550.00
dentist (root canal) - 550.00
airline ticket - 291.20
dining out - 182.83
gift cards - 60.00
clothes - 57.13
Plum Paper Planner - 52.89
oil change - 44.27
OTC allergy - 16.74
purse insert - 6.99
Pokemon Go - 4.99

My new roof and rain gutters are installed and look great. I am very pleased with the quality. Now there is just the small matter of paying for them. I did pull $700 from GS Savings to throw at the Heloc debt. Only 9.4k to go.

The airline ticket is for the trip Mom and I are making next weekend to Spokane to visit my cousin and his wife.

The dining out and gift card expenses are related to birthdays. I have a lot of friend birthdays in March.

I must now confess that I bought myself a fancypants planner! And...I just love it. It is nothing but an indulgence. The paper is creamy smooth, the colors are lovely, it has tabbed sections for each month. I have a place to track my bills, my debt progress, my savings progress, etc., all on beautiful paper which I can touch.

And for the first time I spent real dollars to play a virtual game. I have been playing Pokemon Go enthusiastically since last July. The game has a built in limit of how many pokemon you can have at any one time. With the release of Gen 2 pokemon, I was bumping the limit. I had to pay real money to increase my "storage" limit. Otherwise, I was in grave danger of not being able to catch 'em all.

2 Responses to “March 2017 Budget Report”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    That's why I'm glad I have my bills all set up to pay automatically -- can't trust the old vault any more!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My electric bill didn't get paid last month - was switching between credit cards ....

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