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New goal for savings

April 11th, 2006 at 12:08 am

I had the day off today, and spent it relaxing on my deck (it's sunny here!! yeah!) and doing some financial upkeep.

I posted earlier that I may have to adjust money that is set aside for the dentist and our vacation in June (I call this "short/term savings" just 'cause I use that title for expenses I have to save up for and are planned but aren't regular expenses - such as vacations, gifts, dentist/doctor, etc.). Anyway, I figured I can adjust to setting aside $45 per paycheck instead of $38. That'll be $135/month and will safely fund the vacation and the dental bills.

I will have to lower my extra debt payments, but I'll still pay off my private student loans in May and October. I had planned on paying the second in November, but with all the extra payments I have been making it moved back a month.

In other news, I decided to give ebookdrop one more try. I still have a few books that I don't want to go through the effort of listing on half.com or ebay since they would get very small amounts. I'll send one in tomorrow, we'll see how quickly I receive payment.


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Spending:

4/10:
no spending

$17.40 left in budget 'til 4/13

Savings:

4/10:
$1.19 ebookdrop

$3.68 to be used 4/14 for student loan payment
$1.19 pending

1 Responses to “New goal for savings”

  1. silverdalegal Says:

    I have found that I can do without the pittance that ebookdrop gives - I realize that they have to pay low because they want to resell the books at a good markup but since I read a lot, I would rather trade books at paperbackswap.com.

    Buying and selling books on Half.com is worthwhile to me too.

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