Week Ending 02.02.14 Budget – Tax Refund & A New Puppy

Posted: February 10, 2014 in Budgets, Financial Organization
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A look at the Budget

Whew another week in the trenches done and over with! YAY! So thrilled about  that.  We had a fairly decent week last week – what with the surprise financial gift  from my Grandparents and then getting our Federal Refund on Saturday I am  very pleased with how things are starting to look going forward – I say that every  year and then BAM come April the money is gone and we’re back in the pits  again…we have laid out some of the what’s we’re going to do with our refund:


  1.  Adopt a Puppy – Done
  2.  Pay – Off the back due on the car – Portion Pending with Week Ending 02.09.14 budget
  3.  Replace some broken window sashes in the house – hubby is to be calling Lowe’s on that today
  4. Take Nixon to the vet for a Wellness visit, vaccines, and to check his ear infection
  5. And maybe do some shopping for the house – new couch, some decor, etc. this is a big MAYBE
  6. Clothes shopping for Jimmy & I – 1/2 of my wardrobe no longer fits because I’ve lost 34lbs since October and he’s in need of some replacement items

Other than that we’re looking at having about $1,000 left over and we’re not sure how we’re going to allocate it, probably save some of it, probably pay forward some on the mortgage, we’ll see.  Nothing is set in stone right yet.

Tax Refund

So without further adieu, I’d like to introduce Sadie, a 7 Mos. Old Rescue we adopted on Sunday



Yes she’s another mouth to feed, but she’s our transition baby for when our Nixon passes – he’s 9 almost 10 years old right now and if we’re lucky we’ll have a couple of years with the both of them!

So here we go, this is the budget WITHOUT the refund as we are still deciding on what to do with it:

 $73.22 Remaining from W/E 01/26/14  $487.64 Lara W/E 02/02/14 Salary, Pay Date 02/07
 $56.19 Amt. Spent  $182.27 Jimmy W/E 02/02/14 Salary
 $17.03 Avail. Starting  $669.91
 $5.00 Savings for X-Mas ’14  $17.03 Avail. Starting
 $49.52 Target  $669.91 Total Pay
 $1.67 KTC  $686.94 Avail. For Bills
 $  –  $42.00 Dep. From Savings Box
 $  –  $728.94
 $  –  $2,548.00 IRS Tax Refund
 $56.19  $3,276.94

So we are working off of the $728.94 starting point – a good thing is that I was informed on Friday that our Brigades tuition each week will remain at $70.00/week! Whoop Whoop! So happy about that!

 $185.00 CFPUA
 $120.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $200.00 Groceries
 $25.00 Dinner, 02/07
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $25.00 Jimmy’s Money
 $40.00 Gas
 $25.00 New Shoes for Ashley
 $83.94  $83.94
8%  $6.72
 $6.72  $77.22

On Friday I got brave and finally did something with the money sitting in the Merrill Account – I bought (2) Shares of GE Stock for a total of $50.00 and some change, so as long as it does well our retirement fund will grow some – still need to diversify some more but that’s research I’ll be doing when I finally get some time…I just picked up two shares of something I could think of off the top of my head – that and I work for a GE Contractor so it just felt right.  It’s a step forward right?

Anyhew, with that being said I am off! Ya’ll have a good Week!

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