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Got Paid Again and Other $ Stuff

July 21st, 2012 at 08:21 pm

Hello, everyone. I got paid on Friday. I also got official notification that I got a raise of about $1100 per year. Not spectacular, but it is definitely something. I put more money into savings. I have paid the credit card #1. Credit Card #2 does not have a payment due until next month. I bought groceries. Hubby and I have to make a day trip out of town on Wednesday. I will send more to the credit card on Wednesday.

I also took my spare change for the last couple of weeks and cashed it in. I divided it up and deposited it into the car and house savings.

My meals for the week include:

1) Oatmeal with stevia, almond milk, flaxseeds, and cinnamon. Orange. (4 meals)

2) Eggs and ham. Side of oatmeal. Grapefruit. (3 meals)

3) Goulash. Side of steamed veggies. (3 meals)

4) Chuck patties. Side of steamed veggies. (1 meal)

5) Green salad with chicken pieces and greek dressing. (1 meal) This is a dinner meal for me and dh.

6) Green sald with garbanzo beans or canned chicken. Added tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers. Vinegar and oil for dressing. (3 meals - lunches)

7) Baked breast of chicken. Side of steamed veggies. (1 meal)

8) Chili with beans. (2 meals)

9) Egg salad with crackers and veggie pieces. (2 meals)

5 Responses to “Got Paid Again and Other $ Stuff”

  1. snafu Says:

    Great news! Getting a raise is terrific. It sounds like you didn't expect it so I hope you make a plan for how it will be used.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    I did expect a raise, just not that much. I plan to go to HR before next payday and adjust the amount going direct to savings. In addition to what gets automatically put in savings, I have been putting even more in regular savings, car savings, and house savings. I want to get regular savings up to about $12,000 to have a pretty good FFEF and the house savings to about $2400 to have some work done on the house. In addition to savings, I plan to put more towards the credit cards and get them paid down.

  3. snafu Says:

    If you are being charged interest on your credit cards it is likely a higher rate than they pay on savings. If money is available to pay before the due date, you save on interest charges. Are you comfortable increasing CC payment from your raise?

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Yes, I had putting additional towards the credit card, but not having much in savings is a bad idea. After all, how am I supposed to buy a replacement car? I don't plan to go into debt one any more than necessary. I also need to have some work done on my house. I am not going into debt for that, either.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great news about the raise!

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