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Plan With Me; February 2018 Budget

February 2nd, 2018 at 05:54 pm



I will receive my one-time $2400 bonus in February. I'm guesstimating $1400 in take home pay.

$350 for concert tickets? SB and I are going to see James Taylor (squeee!) and Bonnie Raitt in June in Sacramento. And then in September, we will see the Eagles and the Zac Brown Band in San Francisco. (Vince Gil is singing in place of the late Glenn Frey). My brother and sister-in-law are also going. Possibly a nephew and his wife too, but they haven't decided. (This nephew is the son of my deceased brother). If they decide not to go, my brother will sell those two tickets to the highest bidder. Neither concert is cheap. The $350 is just for me. I'm going to pay for mine this month and be done with it.

January 2018 Budget Report

February 2nd, 2018 at 05:23 pm

Here is how my January budget plan shook out:



My comments:

Wages - I worked some OT. I took some as pay and banked some in my Comp Time hours.

Repay NB - I was asked and chose to agree to a 2 week extension. Instead of two $200 repayments, I received one. The other should be arriving any day. I am not worried about this.

Groceries - We were eating down our pantry and so spent less than usual. It's really best to not stock up when you have very limited space, a lesson we are still learning.

Unbudgeted spending: An area which continues to be a struggle for me. $141.59. This included several meals out and a $24.99 purchase on Google Play - season 9 of Sister Wives, my guilty pleasure. It also includes $36 at a drug store for medical type supplies.

I did manage to sock $540.72 aeay in savings, in addition to sinking funds.

All in all, I'm pleased with the month.