Archive for the 'Spending Money' Category

Check Your Receipts

In less then 24 hours I’ve had two great reminders to check my receipts! Yesterday we bought frames and a couple of put it together yourself cube storage units. The storage unites were on sale and the frame would get to be on sale with the help of a coupon I had. We knew about [...]

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Paint Results

We spent a total of $924.97 for painting the house over the three day weekend. That is $324.97 OVER budget. On one hand I’m very disappointed and upset that we went that far over – but we were $60 under for our paint support costs (paying someone to help plus food bought for him and [...]

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Budget for Paint

In our budget we had two line items for paint – one for paint and supplies and another for payment for the guys we are paying to help paint (friends of my husbands) and food for them. I went today to Lowe’s to buy the paint supplies – and walked away after spending $150, my [...]

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Budgeting for things

Depending on your job in the military, you may be eligible for a reenlistment bonus (if you are enlisted and there are actually a lot of factors that come into play). My husband has a job that allows him to have such a bonus, which is alloted to us once a year for a few [...]

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Spending Every Day

I’ve spent money every day this week! Well, yesterday and today. This is the week of gymnastics camp for both kids. They are at the gym from 9-3 every day this week! It is so nice – they love it and are so tired when they come home, they go to bed early and more [...]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007


I am rethinking how to budget for our various extra expenses. The kids start gymnastics camp next week and we still owe the gym money. I was paying a little each paycheck (sidenote – wow kids camps are expensive!) but quit because I didn’t think I owed that much. Come to find out I still [...]

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Handyman Repairs

I talked to a handyman service about the repairs that need to be done to our home. They quoted me for a minimum of two hours and said if they finish sooner, the homeowner usually has other projects for them to do. The downside to that, if it doesn’t take two hours, is I would [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

What Is A Good Decision?

I talked to my baby brother earlier this week and he shared his purchase of a new vehicle for his family. They had a car that suited them – it was two door and he and his wife have two children. My sister in law stays home with the kids and one is in school. [...]

Friday, February 16th, 2007

My (bad) spending habits

Starting in February, I’m going to be out of the house at least three days a week. We already have gymnastics so adding another day for errands isn’t that big of a deal. But on Monday I somehow convinced myself that I *had* to have a Griffin Roadtrip for my iPod for the car since [...]

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Giving my 5 year old an allowance

I’ve been thinking about money and kids and how to teach them the right way to handle their financial matters. They are young still but understand what money is – they know you need it to buy things, but they have gotten confused and when playing, offered to pay me to take something. LOL They [...]

Friday, January 5th, 2007