Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spending The Hard Earned Dollars

I have been thinking about how to spend the money from my weekend job. Today I went one step further and wrote some things down. It's amazing how fast the money disappears. After I totalled up my budget last month I was $600 over budget. That included my $150 plane ticket and the $150 for gas because of the hour commute to the second job. I also spent $100 to stock up on dog toys and treats.

So, I will pay for all of that plus I want to set aside $400 for my state taxes. Our state taxes can be donated to the school of our choice instead of paid to the state so I like to do that. Then I decided to change my plane ticket so that I can visit my family for Christmas instead of Thanksgiving. I was going to go for Thanksgiving because I had to use the plane voucher by November. It cost $200 to change the ticket. I also hope to have $1,000 to go towards my mortgage. I'm not sure if I'll have that much but that is my goal.

So let's see, $600+$400+$200+$1,000= $2,200. I think I made close to $3,000. I want to do something with the rest of it that makes my life easier. I want to buy fencing so that the dogs can run and I don't have to worry about them running away. I want to pay the adoption fee for one of the dogs. I found out today that he will only cost $60 for me to adopt him since I am his foster mom. I should probably put at least $300 aside so that I can buy at least a netbook if my computer crashes. I would love to remodel half of the mobile home so that I can move out of the RV but I don't have enough for that. I have plenty of things on my wish list but not enough money to go around. Oh well, in a year I will be able to start funding all of the things on my wish list. It's only 12 months away.

4 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Sounds like all your hard work for these weekends will pay off nicely for you. That sounds like a lot that you will get to do.

Lizzie said...

So you might be fit to drop from exhaustion but you have bought yourself a bit of freedom. Getting the dog fence sorted out is good idea. Dont forget cat treats too!

KoBold said...

In the not-so-old days when young men were mandatorily drafted for army service, they had a count-down custom.
They bought a tape measure, and cut off a centimeter every day, the centimeters running out with their days of service.
How many inches are there in an average American tape measure?

Daizy said...

Over the Cubicle, and yet I have so much more on my want list. It's like opening a flood gate. I must close the gate for another year!

Lizzie, getting rid of the dogs would be a treat for the cat. :P Poor kitty, maybe I can buy her some steps so she can get up on the bed again.

KoBold, I had never heard of that. A 30' tape measure would have 360 inches. We used to make paper chains a month before Christmas and rip off one a day.