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$400 budget blown and "work" news

April 14th, 2015 at 06:32 am

Well, our $400 weekly budget went out the window for March, thanks to my knock-down drag-out 40th birthday festivities. I'm not complaining. These are the things we WANT to spend money on: visits with out of town friends, tickets to shows, and overall time with our good friends. So yes, it was worth it. 40 was definitely memorable. Now I'm paying the bill! So yes, back to austerity, although it's totally worth it.

I'm not complaining. I love the $400 a week budget. It's going to serve us well.

In other news, as anticipated, my editor does not yet have a replacement for me for my weekly freelance project and has asked me to stay longer. He wanted a month. I stewed about it all weekend. Technically, it's not my problem because they've already had nearly 2 months to find someone and have been dragging their feet. But, since I want to leave on a good note and the editor is my friend, I agreed to two more weeks. Ugh. Luckily, it was easy to secure interviews for those two articles. I did those interviews yesterday and don't have to do much more work on them. I just have to write them and turn them in.

Still. I am ready to move on with my life!

If I can stick with the $400 a week budget, I will be able to send my remaining freelance pay for the year (about $1800) directly to my IRA for 2015. That will be less money that comes out of the savings account come tax time next year, so that is good.

2 Responses to “$400 budget blown and "work" news”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Some things are worth splurging on. Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    You are a saint to your friend. I hope they don't ask again!

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