This week was on par of spending. I pulled out $40 fro an ABM for a lunch and spent about $15.00 of that on Thursday. The restaurant’s ABM was down and I paid $3.50 in bank fees to get the cash. Not cool.
That brings my total entertainment spending to about $110.00 which is over budget by $10.00. It’s not terrible but it’s not great either. I really need to expand my hobbies because all I seem to do is eat out on a regular basis.
Our tenant moved in so we had our first rent cheque of $800.00. Five hundred of that went to some last minute purchases and repairs for the house before she moved in – we replaced a leaky kitchen faucet and bought a smaller fridge for the unit. The remaining $300 will go towards our store credit card.
Also, my husband has maxed out his employment insurance (Canadian tax taken off our paycheques) so we have an extra couple hundred a month. I don’t know exactly what we’ll do with it yet but most of it will likely go towards debt repayment. I’ll keep everyone posted.
Weekly Update: Life Under Construction
We’re getting used to having a tenant in the house. She has her own space downstairs but she shares our entrance. While it was a little weird the first couple times she came in – we’ve since gotten more used to it and she’s been a nice addition to the household.
My daughter has gotten a job at Walmart – if you read here, you’ll know why it’s the huge coup d’état. She seems to enjoy it and she’s excited to get her first paycheque this Friday. K.B. has many plans for her money including the purchase of cell phones, laptops, and other bric-a-brac. I don’t want to approach her spending as something that she needs to change – I think I want to show her how we’re doing things and see if that starts to filter down. It is her money, after all. More on this later.
Sense & Sensibility: What’s new
The site migration is finally complete and my blog has settled well into it’s new free range Texan server farm. Be free, little blog, be free!
Here’s what I published over the past week:
Sweet Savage Link Love:
DQYDJ asks us Should You Care About Income When You Choose a Major?
Shannon from the Heavy Purse shares her wisdom in How to Ensure Your Goals Align with What You Truly Want
John from Frugal Rules writes a tongue-in-cheek post about How Much Gold is in Your Underwear? Author’s note: It’s fun so it’s in.
Three Thrifty Guys (a new addition to my blog reading: thank you Frugal Rules) ask Should you discuss your salary with coworkers, friends and family?
Cheezy Romance of the Week: The Maverick Doctor and Miss Prim
I love you Harlequin, you make every day like a Christmas. I have discovered a line of romance books that I had gone previously undiscovered – like buried treasure. The Masters of Literary Love have outdone themselves with their Harlequin Medical Romance collection. Behold:
Unleashing the “real” Callie Turner!
Dr. Matt Sawyer isn’t afraid to break rules. After losing his wife on a field mission, he thinks life is too short for red tape. When there’s a suspected outbreak in his E.R., the last person he wants brought in is someone like Callie “By the Book” Turner!
Callie is truly in the firing line, but Matt is reluctantly intrigued by the latent beauty under her neat designer suits, and sparks are soon flying—in more ways than one—between the buttoned-up investigator and this sexy rebel doctor!