Simply Save Week In Review: 3/19-3/25

Week In Review

Guys, I’ve spent a lot of extra money lately; books, clothes, pretty notebooks – some needs, most wants. Nothing out of control that will put me into debt, but this is money that I could be putting towards my mortgage. Like I mentioned last week, I’ve been kind of down and I think that may have something to do with my shopping. Spending money doesn’t fix things, yet at the same time I need to cut myself a little slack if I need clothes or want books. Anyways, here’s the Simply Save Week In Review!

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Simply Save Week In Review

  • Pay day!
    • I got a pay raise! It’s really not much at all, but is still nice. I’m mostly just pleased to have received a good performance evaluation for my first 6 months. After the dream job not working out last year, this provides great peace of mind. I really enjoy this job and am so grateful to have it.
    • I put $200 into savings.
    • $400 went into my 457b account. (Usually I’d increase this because I got a raise, but the raise was pretty miniscule.)
  • 6.5% of my wages went into a pension and my employer matched 7.5%.
  • I made $37 selling things.
  • I had a guest post about decluttering on Think Enriched this week. Amy is awesome and I’ve enjoyed her podcast for a long time. I can’t wait to meet her face to face at FinCon next fall! (PS-I was so honored to be on the podcast last fall. You can listen here!)
  • I finally took advantage of one of the free exercise classes my employer offers during lunch break! I went to yoga with my coworker and I think I might be hooked! I should have taken advantage of this perk months ago!
  • I’m getting ready for some big spending. I’ve wanted new gutters for a few years now (seamless with leaf guard) and now it’s getting to be a need. I intended to replace them last year but then I lost my job, so I’ve started the process of getting estimates this week. I’ll be using some of the funds I’ve been funneling into savings. You know you’re getting old when you get excited about new gutters!
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That’s the little list for this week! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Easter!

Week In Review

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35 Comments

  1. Great post. I know my spending is impacted by my mood. Books are my poison and really any kind of yoga gear.

    I made the a resolution to stop buying books buy three weeks in a realized that was almost impossible for me.

    Gutters are VERY exciting. 🙂

  2. Free exercise classes from work?? That’s a pretty neat perk! A raise is definitely a good thing, hopefully it will make saving a little bit easier! 🙂
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  3. Congratulations on your good review and your raise! That’s awesome! And in my humble opinion, if you’re feeling down and treating yourself to some small things here and there, especially things like books and notebooks that will provide you with enjoyment after the purchase, then treat yourself. Hope you feel better!
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  4. It’s okay to buy some wants every now and then. The fact that you’ve recognized this habit will keep you from sliding into debt. Think of these wants as long over due mini rewards. Once you’ve gotten X amount of your mortgage paid off, allow yourself another mini reward.
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  5. Congratulations on your raise! That’s so awesome that you had all of that extra money to put aside. My family still lives paycheck to paycheck so that is definitely my goal when we get some extra income our way.

  6. Congratulations on your raise! That’s so awesome that you had all of that extra money to put aside. My family still lives paycheck to paycheck so that is definitely my goal when we get some extra income our way.

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