Well, seeing as we're only 3 days into September I don't have much in the way of updates, except to say, "so far, so good!". Today was a 'no spend', my first for September, but hopefully i'll have a handful (or two) more this month!
I received my new prepaid VISA card in the mail and my funds from the old card have been moved over, but they still owe close to $300 for the fraudulent charge on it. I figure i'll wait until next week then call to see what's going on as it'll have been 2 weeks by then. They also charged me a $10 replacement fee which I asked to have waived seeing as I didn't lose or damage the card, but somebody ripped me off. When that is all said & done i'll have a chunk of change back on that card back in our budget again as well. For now i'm not using the card until all my funds are back on the card. What a pain.
The only "unnecessary" spending i've done is a purchase of 2 small gifts for "S". I wanted to send her the card game UNO as we played that so much when she was here and it was such a blast! I know she'll love receiving that in the mail to play with her friends & family! I also picked up a small Pokemon toy for her younger brother that he'll love.
My slush fund is up from the 1st as Dallas owed me a chunk of change from over the last 2 weeks and 2 small custom order pymts went into it as well. I've been trying to decide how to disperse my customs income and have come up with the following plan:
- EMTs will go directly to our slush fund. (Email transfers)
- PP will stay in my Paypal account to fund sewing needs. I bought 1.5m. of black essex linen this morning that I was flush out of!
Cash pick-ups will go into an envelope for now as i'll need spending money in October. I have a concert that i'll need some spending $ for in TO! (Goal: $300.00 - this will be *more* than enough, but i'd rather have "too much" than "not enough".)
- Postage costs for my orders out will come from our slush fund.
I've decided to skip grocery shopping until next Tuesday (after the long weekend) as I really didn't feel like going today as I just went earlier in the week. The freezer has lots in it, so we should be fine until the middle of next week, with perhaps just a couple items (fresh produce) picked up to round us off.
I'm budgeting $300.00 for the next week and have moved a bit of extra cash from our main account over to our slush fund as well. I think all we'll really need over the next week is some groceries. I grabbed some "back to school" stuff that we needed from WalMart yesterday (didn't need much) and other than a couple of Dr's appts over the next week, I have no grand plans. Once again it's HOT here (nearing 40c) so we've been avoiding going out much until it cools down a wee bit!
I think that's about it for today. I'm trying to avoid sewing tonight as my wrist is throbbing. I'm wearing my brace for the night & will sew tomorrow afternoon when we're home from early morning appt. I have a couple of custom orders I was hoping to complete today, but that's apparently not going to happen. ;)
On that note, i'm off! Enjoy your night!
How is your September budget going so far?
Do you have any financial goals you're hoping to reach this month?