$500 of Not Planned Expenses

Hello peeps! Happy Friday! I’m so glad it’s the end of the week. I only have to get through today and then I’m free for the weekend. Although I have a lot of work to do and  I have to prep for several meetings on Monday, I’m probably going to have to take some work home.

This week has been pretty crazy busy. I don’t even remember where it went and I definitely haven’t had enough time to get everything done. I babysat on Tuesday and Wednesday we went to an event to support a friend of my hubby’s.The good news for the side hustle is that my client needs me to babysit the kids on a weekly basis on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 10 pm. That’s extra moolah (cash) a week!

I, also, worked out 3X this week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)! On Monday I did Tabala (30 min.) and PiYo (60 min.), on Tuesday I did Total Burn (40 min.), and Thursday I did PiYo again (60 min.). Finally, getting in the groove again. I need to start running again so I can burn even more calories!

How has your week been?

Unfortunately, as much as I have been trying to normalize our spending, it just has not been happening! :/ So far, we have about $500 of not planned expenses. My hubby had to buy contacts from Target ($381). The contacts will last for an entire year. We will get a reimbursement from our vision plan and FSA, but it’s probably going to take 4-6 weeks. Until then, it has to come out of our pockets. We, also, bought a couple of special event packages ($112). My company had an event where you buy a package of services. For example, I bought a package of 3 free oil changes at NTB for $31. I, also, bought a Texas Rangers package for $40 for 4 tickets. I bought bowling passes for $11. And paint balling passes for $30. We are planning to sell some of these to our friends. Not only do our friends get discounted prices because it’s way cheaper than to buy it at whole price, but we will be able to recoup the costs and go have some fun, as well. However, until friends pay for it, we have to eat the cost.

We still have some more expenses coming up.

  • Need to get new tires for my car
  • Buy books for my 2 graduate classes

I’m not going to lie. It feels a little tight right now. And I’m playing the timing game as to when the credit card bill is due. We have enough money to cover the bills, but it also means we won’t save as much.

It’s going to be interesting how August ends up in terms of expenses and savings. I have a target goal of $3000 to save, but I really hope we can save more. A robust target is $3500 and a stretch target is $4000.

Have a great weekend!!! What are you up to???

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