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February 17th, 2013 at 04:42 am

Friday was pay day and all my bills were paid and for some reason I found myself with an extra (about)$700. I could not figure out why. But I soon realized, duh you no longer have a car payment, that saves you about $400.

I was so tempted to go shopping, it was like fighting off an addiction. Instead, we went to the museum. I was a little annoyed because I could not find my free entry pass but the clerk gave us both student discounts saving us $14. I'll pay this amount on the CC challenge. I must say the exhibit was really nice.

Also I had a $25 gift card to Brewzzi's so we went there for dinner. Needless to say we won't be going back. Dinner came to $68. We had a side salad, burger, fries, and cocktail. I thought that was way too much. Looking at the menu the food wasn't expensive but they killed us on the drinks, something I didn't catch. All in all it cost me about 47.00 with a tip. I look at it this way we had a nice time out for about $60 something we hardly do and I didn't blow the $400+ on shopping.

Next I went to my dad's who gave me $50, for no reason. He does that from time to time. So I guess you can say I made out like a bandit.

9 Responses to “Extra cash”

  1. mamasita Says:

    Enjoy the Feeling of SAVING that extra cash, I am sure it feels better than spending it would!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I never order drinks out, they are always too expensive.

  3. Amber Says:

    Thanks Mamasita, and Creditcardfree I have learned my lesson Smile

  4. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    Maybe u can set-up an automatic savings transfer for that extra money. Out of sight, out of mind Smile

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I won't even order soda pop out. It's around $3-$4 a glass these days. I'm strictly a water girl if we are in a restaurant.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on not going out and spending your extra money!

  7. snafu Says:

    Good on you resisting shopping as entertainment. What is your plan for the sum no longer needed for paid-off car loan? I hope you'lll give the money a 'job' like emergency fund or travel or whatever you wish to mitigate temptation.

    What system do you use for event tickets/passes and gift cards? If you have a small, cork bulletin board, it's a great holding zone as is the magnet at the side of the fridge. easy peasy

  8. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Exciting. It's good to have the strings that bind the budget loosened a little. I suggest that at least part of the extra go to a car maintenance and replacement fund.

  9. Amber Says:

    Snafu, I plan on splitting the funds three ways ( EF, Credit debt and a little on me). But the bulk will be used on the CC debt

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