It's the first week of February and we all know that means it's time to reflect on the resolutions we all blogged about in December/ January. I might be a bit biased, but I must say that I get an A+ for my work on the thrifty resolutions I made for 2010...
Well we all know that I solved it not once, but two times (unfortunately). We'll see if I'm still keeping up with the new system six months from now.
2. Sign up for a rewards program:
Before you worry about the fact that two unmarried people are sharing expenses on a credit card, let me explain how we are working out the payment details... The card is in Nate's name so technically he is the one responsible for paying the balance. He owes me a rent check each month (since I own the house we live in) so he just deducts my half of the monthly credit card balance and gives me a check for the difference. I pay for all of the house related bills on my own so his monthly contribution always comes in the form of one lump sum.
I'm happy with the rewards that we're earning jointly (already over $7 in the past few weeks), but I still feel like the other personal charges I'm making could be earning me money as well so I plan on possibly looking into a personal card in the next few months.
I'm happy to say that this resolution doesn't necessarily have to happen! Like I mentioned in this post, my company has offered to pay for my master's degree (tuition and books) and I will no longer have to funnel all of my extra cash into paying for it myself. What will I do with the $800-1,000 I planned on putting towards school per month? Well, some will go into house projects (new appliances and windows), some will be put aside for the future, and some will go to fun (I would love to go on a real vacation this year!).
the potluck party to week two of the Olympics. I didn't send out any invites yet (with all of the hectic car break-in stuff) and I just don't feel like I have the time to get everything organized in one week. If I'm changing the date, do you think I should go with a weekday evening or a weekend? When would you be most happy to attend a potluck?