Monday, August 11, 2008

Budget

This week I have decided to see if I can go through Wednesday without spending any money. One of my co-workers is having a birthday on Thursday, so I will be going out to lunch, but until then I really have no need to spend money. Today I spent no money, so it was a success.

I have decided that I need to stop spending as much money as I do on stupid things. Stopping and getting a Coke at QuikTrip (they do have the best Cokes) everyday is starting to add up and it's time I put myself on a strict budget.

One of my motivations is next month my tags expire on my car and I need to renew them. In Missouri you pay your personal property taxes when you renew your tags. In 2006 I got 2 year tags, so I am now having to pay my taxes for the last 2 years. The total will be about $800. Ouch. I have some saved up for my tags, but $800 is still a lot of money.

Plus, I am planning a trip in late September or early October to see Lynilu. I am hoping that Julie will still be joining me for part of my drive. I am so excited for the trip.

One last thing...be sure to go over and wish my friend Amy a Happy Birthday. Her husband Chris wrote the neatest post with 34 things about Amy.

5 comments:

Lynilu said...

Fewer Cokes will be good for your health, too.

I can hardly wait for you to get here!

I'm going to go see Amy now!!

Julie said...

I am still planning on going! I have to sit down this weekend and figure out what works best and I will email you.

Monogram Queen said...

I need to get a handle on my spending at work (food,snacks) Gah unreal! I wish you success Caroline!

amy h said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

I need to spend less, too. Groceries are killing us right now.

redfrog27 said...

need to spend less also