Ok I just got my paystub, dated for 4/2 after paying off the cc which includes car repair, verizon internet bill, Bellsouth and the water bill I only have $54 left. Well I was able to add $130 to my EF account $25 to my IRA just no money to my challenge or tuition and car account but at least everything is paid and I did not need to take money from my EF to pay to get my a/c fix. I will also get paid on Thursday from my part-time gig so I will be able to add money then
Archive for March, 2007
well you all have heard the bad news about my car, but my dad was feeling bad for me and gave me $20 to do something nice for myself. That was really nice of him, so I ate out today and did not match this amount but I added $15 to my challenge home account brining my total to $1909.06 I have not met my $1000 goal this month, I am short $90.94 but anything can happen between here and Saturday
Well I was so disgusted that I just did not clean outmy car this morning, so I decided to head over to my dad's and notice that the thief actually broke the paneling as well around my dash board. Can you believe that? Now if that insentive cop would have did his job and tried to get some prints he would have found that and maybe got some prints. Then I notice that my fake Tiffany necklace was taken and just realize that I had a loose key (my sister's) in my ash tray which is missing, thank God they won't know who's house it belongs to. I have to lol because I am sure they are thinking it is for here and will be in for a rude awakening once they return. Only God knows what else was taken.
Well I was getting ready to go to work and went out to my car today (this morning) and notice there was paper all over the place, I thought this was strange. Then it hit me, my car was broken into and my Vera Bradley book bag that I saved for was gone. I am just so disgusted and did not feel like going into work. Why do people steal? Why not work for what you want like the rest of us? I had to buy new hubcabs because some one stole them. You know ilive in a neighborhood where we hardly ever lock our doors and now it seems like it is going dowm hill. I really think it is some kids from around here. I am going to Sam's today to buy a camera. I AM P.O'd
Also my car is old (89 camery) and the cop act as though he did not want to take prints he didn't even try to get prints off of anything else other than the door, come on
That is all could say when I picked my car up today. $489 was the cost with labor for the new a/c (compressor) but I am glad I was able to get it fix because it will be getting really hot real soon. My dad did however, give me an extra $10 today so I am happy for that. But I put the total amount on my CC. Monday is payday so it will be paid in full. I just did not want ot deplete my savings to $161 between here and Monday, you never know
Well went to the dentist and it only (yeah right only) cost me $300. I actually budgeted $330 so I saved $30 and I am adding only $15 to the challenge because I spent the other $15 at the grocery store
New total $1893.25
Well I heard from my mechanic and it will cost about $438 to get my a/c fix and I am dropping it off tomorow...it's just to hot in FL with out a/c. Next I have a dentist appointment to have my crown put on, that is another $330 so my little EF will be depleted.
The only good news is that I can pay cash and added $3.56 to my challenge today brining my new total to $1878.25
If you are like me and love to burn candles I say buy a candle burner for about $6. I bought one last year and have not needed to buy new candles, the wax melts and gives off a great smell then it forms again and I just place them back on the burner, I have saved a ton of money on candles.
Well my a/c gave out I asked my uncle to take it to his friend the mechanic at the Toyota dealer and of course he hasn't. So I said to myself I will only ask once, so I drive to my mechanic and he was going to put anti-freeze in for free only to find out that the compressor is gone Now I am looking at $200+ for a compressor and only God knows what in labor. My mechanic stated he was going to shop around first for a better price...keep your fingers crossed but I will not put off for a whole week; not in sunny hot FL. Now two weeks ago I went to the dentist,that was $330 and now I have an appointment on Tuesday which is another $330 (for the crown) next I had to pay my car insurance ($182) for 3 months and tuition is due mid April ($948) My EF has gone from $1800 to about a $1000 I am happy I had one but when it rains it poors. Now I am feeling down in the dumbs.
I was able to work some OT this week at my part time job so that hould help some with the crown, but I have got to get my car fixed ASAP
Oops, I forgot I added $1.35 to my challenge today
New total $1874.99
NSD today so a buck goes into the challenge. I am so proud of myself I did not eat out today (brown bagged it)
New total $1873.34
Ok I went to the bank because Friday's over charged me by $3 on a transaction last month. It is a good thing I keep all my receipts (for the year...lol). Any how, I go into the bank today and the rep was making little faces and little remarks to the manager, I politely told him I know it is only $3 but it is my $3 and if Friday's over charged 30 people a day by $3,that would equal $90 for the day and $2700 for the month and another $32,000 for the year. So they gave me a refund and that was the end of that story.
I am adding this $3 to my challenge which is now $1872.34
I am so glad that I have been saving, my car will cost an arm and a leg, thank God I have my EF. I went in for breaks and ended up getting my oil change because at wal-mart it maybe less but it is an all day afair. Any way breaks and spark plugs $165 with tax next thing I know my mechanic is calling stating I need CV joints, he said they were really bad which I thought they were so another $150. Now my little car will be a happy camper, you know I do not feel stress,
I guess that's because I have the money to pay for it
I had to buy lunch today because I decided to take my car to the shop and did not pack anything. So $3.33 added to the challenge, I was actually doing pretty good this week in regards to eating out.
Now I am just waiting to see how much my brakes will cost. My uncle actually put them on, I thought he was having his friend the mechanic do it but he did not if I had know he would be the one putting them on I would have taken it to my mechanic. Anyhow that was $80 wasted so now I am here waiting on my mechanic let's see how much he will charge, at least he is not charging me for the anit-freeze
challenge total $1868.41
Tomorrow is payday from my part-time job, I have $31 dollars left in my checking account so I am adding this to the challenge
New total $1865.08
I am getting some OT this week (3 hours) so of course I will be adding this amount as well
Another book on Amazon for $9.40 that is. I will be depositing this into the challenge as soon as it's deposited to my account
Actaully I am editing this post, i will deposit the funds to my challenge
New total $1834.08
Took the stairs today so I am adding a buck to the challenge
New total $1822.23
Ima gave me a great idea. I decided that if my budgeted amount is less than what I pay on my monthly bills, I will add the diffrence to my challenge
Electric less by $5
water bill less by $3
Total added to the challenge $8
New total $1821.23
thanks again Ima
I am really making some head way, I just added $2 to my challenge upping my new total to $1813.23. No spend day. Thursday, I get paid from my part-time job and will be making my bi-weekly deposit ($100) I can not wait unitl I am at $2000
Added $2 to the challenge, even though I packed my lunch today I did not think it was enough so I bought a small container of chinese rice(after I had my lunch). Well I ended up having it for dinner, I really wasn't hungry I guess I let my way of thinking take over...lol
new total $1811.23