Weekly Money Check-Up

1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on my bi-yearly car insurance payment and renter’s insurance. The total was $397, $330 of which was the car insurance I pay twice a year, and the renter’s insurance was just $66 for the year. I had saved this, so it wasn’t a big deal, but still is a lot of money to see taken from my savings!

2. Today I feel comfortable towards money. It’s payday and I feel okay about February’s budget. January was kind of a test month as the apartment demanded many expenses. Thankfully I survived, even if the last two weeks were pretty boring. ;)

3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free/inexpensive thing I did last week that made me happy was go to the Hockey All Star game, which was hosted here in Raleigh! You may think that cost a lot of money (and it did for someone), but I got free tickets through my work to sit in a suite and watch the match. J went with me and I swear he looked like a happy kid on Christmas all afternoon. Here’s a picture from my seat:

4. I will consider this week a success if I make serious progress on the wedding favors! I am doing a little crafty project for the favors and it’s just one of those things I keep putting off. I’ll tell you what we decided to do after the wedding… for now I just need to get it done!

5. Right now I am reading pre-marital books. Currently: Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman. It’s all right. I think marriage and relationship books are helpful, but only go so far. There are some things about being in a relationship you just can’t learn from a book. In other news, I really wish I was reading something a little more exciting! Any good novels anyone recommends? I probably won’t be able to read much in the next few months, but certainly want to make a summer reading list again–and stick to it! :)


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1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on _____.
2. Today I feel _______towards money.
3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free/inexpensive thing I did last week that made me happy was_____________.
4. I will consider this week a success if I _____________.
5. Right now I am reading  _____________.

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  • Kat

    Hello. :0) I’m getting married soon and recently read Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert. Reads like a novel but has some very interesting opinions and research about marriage throughout the world – would kill two birds with one stone? I thought the book was really interesting and nicely written. Huge fan of your blog by the way!

  • I read “Lies at the Alther” by Dr. Robin from Oprah’s show.

    If you want to enjoy a fun novel, but don’t really have time to sit and read. You may consider an audio book version of a book you are interested in. You can listen while you do wedding stuff, clean, drive around town, etc.

  • so jealous you got to go to the all stars!

  • The Help by Katheryn Stockett is really good. A friend recommended it last summer and I just got around to reading it but it was great!

  • I think I’m going to buy Committed because I couldn’t finish it before the due date and I’m very interested in it.

    I’m very jealous of you going to the All Star game! It’s here next year but there’s no general admission tickets being sold likely – just to season ticket holders and sponsors. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to know someone too. :-)

  • MPP

    I’ll have to check out Committed for sure! If it’s a novel about marriage–perfect. :)

  • Barbara

    Committed is NOT a novel.

  • My boss recommended “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” to me and I’m going to start reading it this week. Will let you know how it is!