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August goals

August 26th, 2008 at 09:10 am

I am making progress on my August goals. I’ve been procrastinating about calling to find out about switching cable and internet. I received a promotional flyer in the mail yesterday and figured now was as good a time as any to make the call. It is so confusing trying to figure out what is the best plan for your needs. Ultimately I decided to not go with AT&T and will call my current provider and let them know about all the offers I am receiving to switch and ask what they can do to retain me as their customer. I know they have “customer retention” departments so hopefully they can give me a good deal.

I made 3 deposits to my emergency fund yesterday. One was a refund from an overpayment to a credit card, another was money my girlfriend owed me for baseball tickets I purchased for her and the other was a check but I can’t remember for what. All in all, I deposited about $60.

I also decided to withdraw cash for my husband and me to use as our spending money. I ran a Quicken report and found that my husband has spent $36 since the beginning of August on lunches, coffee, etc. Each of us gets $50. I was thinking $50 per pay period but based on his spending, $50 might be enough for the entire month. We will see how that goes since this is the first time we have ever had an “allowance”.

I am leaning towards opening ING accounts for the kids simply because of the interest. I need to get their cash and deposit to my checking so I can link it to their ING accounts.

My goal is to have all of my goals completed by this weekend so I don't have to carry them over to September.

3 Responses to “August goals”

  1. littlemama Says:

    If you want a referral to the ING, let me know. I believe you get $25.00 and I will get $10.00.

  2. Cindy Says:

    Hi,
    Have you considered getting rid of your cable all together? Did you know you can watch TV for FREE from your computer? Really - if you read my blog and look at the TV for Free post there's some great links. (just click on my name to read my blog) New networks are adding free programs on there websites all the time. ABC, NBC and Fox are just a few. - Just a thought!

  3. little l Says:

    Cindy,
    I would do that if it were just me and the kids but DH won't hear it.

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