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Lunch Dinner and Money

June 3rd, 2010 at 10:38 am

So I am doing OK with the lunch challenge. Brought my lunch with me yesterday. Forgot it today but am not really eating lunch since this is my early day. I had some pretzels and cookies stashed in my desk that I ate. I can wait until I get home to really eat.

Next month I think I am going to challenge myself to not buying coffee everyday. I am perfectly capable to making it at home and bringing it with me. I always seem to be in a rush and don't make it. We will see how that challenge goes...it will surely be a challenge.

Staying steady with the left over cash in my checking account. Haven't really needed to buy anything this week. I get excited to see the money still in my checking account. Last month I was excited if I saw money after bills left because it meant I could spend it. Now, after working to to change my mindset I am exciting because that is money I can use to pay towards my Visa bill. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it!

Tomorrow night may be expensive. All the women and girls in the family are taking a great aunt out to dinner for her 80th birthday. She didn't want any gifts and arranging this dinner was the only thing I could think of. The restaurant is fancy and yes, expensive. But when I am 80 I hope someone thinks enough of me to take me to a fancy place. I will be paying for me and DD and we will all be splitting the aunts dinner. I think it will be about a 5 way split so thats not bad. I told DD that we are only drinking water with dinner and that I would appreciate it if she picked something off the kids menu. I am bringing $50 to cover our dinners, aunts, tax and tip. I don't think it will be that much but I don't not want to have enough. It will be a nice night of good food and great company.

Anyways, I am proud of how I am starting to look differently at my money. I am going to start working some overtime next week. I think I will put my overtime pay towards my Visa bill and see if I can't beat the year goal I have for myself.

3 Responses to “Lunch Dinner and Money”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    You are doing well. My dh has workers that go out to eat every day. They lose an hour's pay every day, plus spend about $10 a day eating out! They wonder why they don't have any money. My dh takes his lunch every day, spends 5 minutes eating, then gets back to work.

    Now, work on that coffee!!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    well done! you're doing well Smile

  3. Jerry Says:

    That is really kind to take your aunt to dinner for her birthday, and I hope that it leads to a lovely evening for her. That's manageable as far as cost goes, and drinking water is one of the best forms of insurance for keeping the bill to a lower amount. Have fun!

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