I just went and had my taxes done.
We are getting $1066.00 for our federal return and $118.00 from the state.
These additions alone will bring the car savings up to $7467.08. They said it could take 6-8 weeks to get our return. [Insert frownie face here.] But in the meantime, I will be adding in more to that sum.
As my Grandma used to say, I'm cooking with gas now!
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I am making more progress on my plan. I just got a survey payment of $11.35 today. That brings my car savings balance to $6283.08. Woo-Hoo!
I get paid tomorrow. This is my progress of my 2019 Financial Plan.
1) Transferring $80.00 to car savings, bringing the car savings balance to $6251.73. Woo-Hoo!
2) Payment to cc 1 $20.00. I will be paying an additional $93.81 on February 1.
3) Coupon savings and cash paid to grocery bill $11.00. I transferred this amount to car savings and it is included in #1 above.
4) I am also using the money I normally use to pay for mowing in the summer ($50.00 every 2 weeks) towards the car savings until we buy a car. After that, I will pay it towards the credit card. That $50.00 is in addition to what is listed in #1 above.
Hi, everyone. I got paid today.
Retirement and savings are up. Debt is down. Here is my update of retirement, savings, and debt. Woo-hoo!
Slush Fund $20.00
Regular Savings $1595.10
Car Account $4307.93
House Account $579.70
Professional Account $318.38
Medical Savings $140.26
AAA/Car Tax Savings $43.01
2018 Tax Prep $18.03
Escrow Account $43.00
Appliances Replacement $27.00
Retirement account $121,033.90
Hi, everyone. I got paid today.
My car savings fund is up to $4212.43! My goal is to have at least $7K when I go to buy a car.
cc #1 is at $5483.62.
It is now at $4127.25! I am so excited.
The car replacement fund is at $4,062.25. This is not counting future anticipated funds or the value of selling or trading in my car.
cc #1 is at 5597.43!
Yesterday, I saved $27.00 at the store when buying groceries. I divided that up between cc #1 and the car fund.
cc #1 is now $5532.75
car fund is now $3970.25
The car fund is now up to $3956.75!
We had to take care of another minor problem this morning. The tv just shut off in the middle of my husband playing a video game and would not come back on. We both right away looked for the remote control to make sure we and the cats were not sitting on it. The remote was sitting on a side table having not been bothered at all. We checked all the cables and everything seemed fine except the tv would not come on. I tried going to a local appliance place to see if they were open today, as we like to support locally owned business over chains. The store was supposed to be open, but was not open, so we wound up going to Walmart. I do not like Walmart, as it drives the little guys out of town, but they are no other choices where we live except to buy something online and that would have taken at least a week to get. Oh well.
The day before payday I discovered I had $109.49 left in checking!! Wow!
I divided up the remaining funds among the car account, cc #1, and the small balance I have on cc #2.
$36.50 to cc #1
$36.50 to car savings
$36.49 to cc #2
I also received $3.00 from Pinecone.
I am so happy and surprised and grateful for this abundance. I have been really concentrating on being grateful for what I do have and not focusing on debt or financial problems or limitations.
I will be adding more to car savings and cc #1.
new update! I just got another $3.00.
That brings the balance to $3867.25!!