As I mentioned in my Weekly Money Check-Up, I'm hoping to stay on track during the holidays. Today I got paid and set aside $300 for gifts for my family and best friend back home. I'm planning on sticking to that budget, no matter what! These are tricky times though and there are many temptations that will face us over the next month or so with the holidays.
Coming up next weekend, I have my first girls weekend away planned! I'm super excited :) I'm meeting up with an old friend in Vegas for her birthday weekend. I'm a bit nervous about that. I have set aside some fun money to bring with me. This is her first time, so I'm hoping we'll do lots of walking around, taking in the sites and less sitting in front of the machines. My true goal at the end of the weekend will be to make it home with some money. I know it sounds silly, but even if I come home with $1 in my pocket, I'll be happy. I just don't want to blow it all. One thing I've begun to appreciate over the past few months of debt repayment is the value of money. If I have even $1 left over, I plan on putting it towards paying down our credit cards. Here's hoping it's a lot more than that though!
With my check today I also made a good sized payment to our credit card. I sent in $1,000. I'm excited to think of the new statement coming out and seeing some of the numbers drop! Happy Hump Day!