Aug 23 2014
We’ve paid the card whatever amount we budgeted for this month. It feels awesome. Aside from groceries, there are no other anticipated expenses for the rest of the month. The card balance will be gone by September. Yay!
This week, we decided to buy our tickets for the December trip. I don’t know when I checked for airfares last, but the one we were eyeing was much cheaper then (probably late July, early August). I couldn’t risk the increase again so we just bought them.
We didn’t spend all of the savings for this trip. Hurrah for that!
Again, it feels great to pay for something large, like trips, with savings. I used the card so we can earn points and then paid the card the next day. We were actually looking into redeeming our points for a return trip for 1 adult but the total cost of doing that against buying all 3 together was hundreds more. So, husband and I thought that he could use the points for visiting his dad in the fall.
I’m wondering if we should get another card for better travel points/miles. Our card does a $1=1 point conversion, and we could get more if we click the merchant links on the website. All cards serve a fundamental purpose and that’s what I’m after. There are plenty of travel hacks out there, but I don’t know if I will exert the effort.
This week’s spending. You’re probably bored that all I say here is groceries, but it’s mostly true for this week. I, however, bought 2 cute dresses for a friend’s daughter as a gift.
Nay of the week. Wishing that I had bought the tickets sooner. Urgh.
Yay of the week. We volunteered to repack food. That was such a great experience, although tiring after 2 hours of constant mind-numbing activity. The kid started with swim class again. I may really have to put him in classes until he can swim. It’s not the money that turns me off from doing this, it’s the commitment in doing it, but we must! We’ll see.