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Financial Housekeeping and EF Update

September 19th, 2013 at 08:32 am

I balanced the checkbook today. I've been letting it go since I knew there was plenty of money in the account and I felt to cruddy to do math even with the help of a calculator. Still feeling cruddy, but I figured since tomorrow is payday I should get it taken care of. Balanced it to the penny, so go me.

I also sent $1000 off to the BoA Visa. I will be paying an additional $1500 on Friday. We went a little overboard on the spending with the Visa again, mostly on things to get the rabbitry off the ground, and airfare went up in the spring. Nothing that we can't take care of in a short amount of time, but I'm not too thrilled that we backslid. I know it happens. But now that I have gotten the EF to a level I am far more comfortable at, the focus will be again on that card for a few months. Can't let the evil empire get the upper hand again. Not to say I won't still set EF goals, as I will.

There should be about $500 a month more now that DH has hit the limit on the SSI tax being taken out. He won't make enough for them to start taking it out again this year, so we will have that money back until the end of the year.

Today was also the day of the auto deposit of $10 to savings so that went to the Emergency Fund.

$7115.32 Old EF Amount
+__10.00 Amount of Deposit
$7125.32 New EF Amount

$174.68 to go to hit my September goal of $7300.

2 Responses to “Financial Housekeeping and EF Update”

  1. Kiki Says:

    with all the airfare you buy, does your husband have frequent flyer accounts with the various airlines? Or do you use a credit card with mileage options to earn his ticket home for free?

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yes, he has both a frequent flyer account (MVP Gold) and an Alaskan Airlines credit card. Has done for years.

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