Monday, August 1, 2011

My Weekly Money Check-Up 8/1/11

Here's My Weekly Money Check-Up, courtesy of My Pretty Pennies.

1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on groceries (and that wasn't even too bad! We came in $20 under budget so we used it on an oil change.)

2. Today I am thankful for a new month beginning (just means we're that much closer to being debt-free!) and not having to contribute to my niece's college tuition - this is helping us throw a bunch more at our debt.

3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free thing I did last week that made me happy was cut my nails! I know it sounds weird, but spending a few moments on grooming myself makes me happy. Many times I put it off but when I finally get to do it, it makes me happy.

4. I will consider this week a success if I do as well at sticking to the budget during the week as we did this weekend. We stayed on target and did great. I'm hoping we can have a bunch of "no-spend" days this week to keep the success going!

5. I dream about... Since this could be taken two different ways, I decided to answer both ways: At night, strange, wild adventures that rarely reflect common everyday events in my life. During the day I dream about being debt free and living a more carefree life and somehow figuring out how to spend more lazy days on the beach with my hubby! Ahhhh, that's the real dream for me.

Have a good week everyone :)


  1. I completely understand what you mean by taking what little time we have out to groom ourselves. It really does me feel a whole lot better once it's done.

  2. good luck on your no spend!! I can't wait for the day I get there!!

  3. I love how you are always so positive about getting out of debt! When we were getting out of debt I did the same thing! Keep it going. Every little bit helps!!!!!

  4. lazy days on beach with dh - that sounds pretty amazing to me too! :)