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More money in :)

March 27th, 2013 at 09:33 am

NT's mom just deposited GBP500 (US$800) into his UK checking account to cover our rental car for the trip. The car only cost GBP318.42, so we'll be able to use the rest to help cover gas or other expenses. I paid off the UK credit card we used to book the car.

NT's rental management company took service fees out of his income this month, so we would have been about 20 pounds short of making the mortgage payments and would've dipped into savings. Luckily his mom's gift makes it so that doesn't have to happen.

She also deposited GBP100 (US$160) for the girls' birthdays, so I transferred that into savings and credited US$80 to each girl. Now AA is nearly at the $3000 benchmark in savings and investments ($2,952.83), but SL is a bit behind the $1000 benchmark I wanted hers to hit by this week ($701.00). But we have probably $100 in the piggy bank, so she'll get close when we deposit that. We'll catch up at some point.

In other money news, we are heading into the next month of groceries with over $50 left in the March grocery budget! However, our monthly invoice for the carshare hit, so we've now blown through April's carshare budget and dipped into May's. Apparently this is our new budgetary weak spot. Smile Ah well, we won't need the carshare much in May since we'll be gone half the month, and we'll just try to be good in April and not get even farther behind.

I'm also happy to report that I've finished paying off my web hosting annual fee for my ordinarysavers.com site. Now my spending money is my own again! I'm so glad not to owe in anymore.

I'm not sure whether we'll get our paychecks Friday or Monday since the last day of the month is Sunday. I'm hoping it's Friday because I'm eager to see what our new net pay for the year will be. AS's company didn't adjust her withholding last pay period, so this will be the paycheck where I find out how much more we're going to get.

At least until my annual review, which should be coming up soon! My boss hinted at potential for a raise, which I don't think he'd have bothered to do unless he was already planning to give me one. Even a small one would be just fantastic.

Our little SL will be one year old on Friday. She's such a gorgeous little handful! Hard to believe she'll already be that old. I hope she's not too skinny when she gets weighed at the doctor's. She doesn't care much for formula, but she eats like a horse, so I think she'll plump up when we switch her over to cow's milk after her birthday. It'll probably taste much better.

8 Responses to “More money in :)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    She's a cutie!

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    So Cute!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I can't believe she's a year old already!

  4. scottish girl Says:

    What a cutie! What a quick year it's been!

  5. snafu Says:

    What a cute and cheerful toddler.

  6. mjrube94 Says:

    She's adorable. And you have been a money magnet in March! Here's hoping you have the same good fortune in April!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So adorable Smile Happy birthday to SL!

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    What a doll! Thanks for the picture. Smile Happy early birthday to her.

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