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Shoestring budget and a splurge

August 27th, 2019 at 07:40 am

I can't believe August is coming to an end! The weather is changing a bit in my neck of the woods. I'm loving it! It's been really muggy, rainy and sticky summer.

In preparation of our new shoestring income, I have come up with a budget to meet our financial responsibilities. My priority, in terms of savings, is fully funding my Roth IRA. If we can put some money aside in savings, great, but if we cannot, so be it. We have about two years worth of expenses saved up. If there is any money left in the checking at the end of the month, I'll sweep it into the savings account. I did account for a little bit of fun money. Fall is coming and I really like to go apple picking and apple cider donuts are my small indulgence.

We are also splurging and we're celebrating my 50th birthday at my favorite but fancy meatball/brick oven pizzeria with all of my girl friends. It was a last minute decision, but I really want to celebrate my 50th (birthday was last week). It's $35 per person for all you can eat brick oven pizza (choice of toppings), meatballs, gourmet salads, beverages and nutella/cannoli cream pies. It's so good!!!!The cost will be split three ways between our two sons and my husband. I am super excited!

We survived the summer on just one income. I am grateful to be able to contribute a little bit of money come September. What are you looking forward to in the next month or so?

Books I've read this summer:

The Home for Unwanted Girls-Joanna Goodman
The Finishing School-Joanna Goodman
Becoming-Michelle Obama
Before We Were Yours-Lisa Wingate

All were amazing!

4 Responses to “Shoestring budget and a splurge”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice splurge! That is a very good reason to celebrate. Happy belated birthday!

  2. Carol Says:

    Yes, indeed. A very happy, belated birthday to you!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Happy 50th and I agree...do the splurge! Hope it is amazing.

    Sounds like you have things planned and hopefully it can all work wonderfully. Glad to see you are enjoying yourself.

    I'm with you on the humid, muggy, miserable weather. We are having a little cooler weather and it isn't as humid and it makes it far easier for me to breathe.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Enjoy that pizzeria outing! Happy birthday! 50 is an amazing age!

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