Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I'm not doing very well on updating my budget this month. I'm keeping a rough track but most of it is in my head. I'm finding that because I don't live paycheck to paycheck, I don't need to be so diligent about tracking my spending. However, I do love knowing what I have leftover at the end of every month and choosing what to do with that extra money! At the end of February I plan on making some charitable donations because I definitely fell off that bandwagon in 2010 and that needs to be remedied.

Also, I need to add a line item to my budget for Kindle purchases. I'm finding some Kindle books are more than their paperback counterparts but there are a lot of $5 ones which I am more than happy to pay for :) I've already read the entire Hunger Games series on it! (I used an Amazon gift card so all the books were free.)

I'm still in the waiting game on the NY job that I interviewed for a few weeks ago. Instead of being stressed and anxious about it, I'm actually at peace: they are a huge company that most likely has much bigger fish to hire than me! The HR rep I've been interacting with has been very positive about the whole situation so I figure it's just a matter of time. :) (But I'll probably call again if I don't get another update by next Tuesday.)

I received my second eBates cash back check! Here's my referral link in case you'd like to sign up. That $20.65 will serve nicely for some of the social events I have on the horizon. I also finally shifted some money around in my bank accounts and sent $2K to my Roth IRA for 2011 thanks to my bonus! I've also done some shopping recently, including three necklaces from various stores, three v-neck t-shirts from H&M ($6 each in lots of colors! LOVE!), a sparkly 3/4-sleeve shrug from Charlotte Russe and a long black sweater, also from H&M. All of those items came to $50 total!

I'm addicted to my iPhone! I've had zero service problems thanks to Verizon so far and I have a lot of apps on it... from games to music to productivity and the best part? They have all been free! Okay, time to stop the random updates/thoughts and read a free book I downloaded from the Kindle store: Life from Scratch. :)


Frugalista February 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM  

I'm way addicted to my i phone too. I have ATT but I have no service probs. It's a great phone.

Daisy February 18, 2011 at 8:39 PM  

Good luck with the job!
Iphones are the best. My plan is expensive, but it's worth it.

Sofia Britts February 19, 2011 at 2:56 AM  

It's really fun to be debt-free, enjoying life to the fullest and not worrying about paying loans and other frustrating bills. You get to experience the bliss of every payday and the comfort of financial stability. My husband and I are in the same phase as you are, and we enjoy it by traveling, where we get to deepen our relationship, learn more about each other, and create great memories together. We find the fascinating places that we got to online.

Money Rabbit February 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM  

Fingers crossed on the job!!! And yaaaaay for shifting some money into your 401k AND getting some amazing deals while shopping! Tres jealous!

Money Rabbit February 24, 2011 at 7:50 AM  

P.S. And how much did you LOVE the Hunger Games!!!

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