Tomorrow morning is my next paycheck. I bought $140 worth of alcohol for a whiskey tasting on Jan 1. I think I’ll keep one bottle and give one bottle to my stepdad. Even with that “bad” spending, I still have $87 left after accounting for all December expenses, so I’m gonna call that a win. I can put $3412/$4350 into savings in this paycheck. 78%. It would’ve been more but I added another $250 for food for the first 2 weeks of January.
I’ll have $6400 in the savings account. After that, it’s +$4850 bonus +$5000 January savings, and I have my $16,000, although admittedly not as much as I calculated earlier, which I guess didn’t include $140 for alcohol. Well fuck it, I’m going to make that monster payment at the end of January.
I made it to more like +$2268 savings for the Dec. 30 paycheck. Looking back, I suspect my $2800 was probably $250 fake to begin with because I didn’t plan to eat in the first half of January (oops). Then the $140 of alcohol knocked me down more… and I paid for a $40 dinner, $20 shooting range thing… all good expenses because they represents gifts to the family during the holiday. That accounts for $450. I feel okay about it.