Posted on Tuesday 21 July 2009
I know I’ve been AWOL for a while but work has been hectic, not to mention the two classes I’m taking this summer. On the bright side, I’ve been pretty good about planning dinners in advance so I don’t buy take out. We’ve only been out to dinner one or two times this month and one of those was hubby’s birthday dinner.
I have an international trip coming up soon as well as planning a domestic trip for early next year. This means I’ve been spending a little more than usual. We’ve bought two new pieces of luggage, booked airline tickets, and pre-paid lodging. I’m also going to get a netbook this week in order to minimize the amount of stuff that I’m dragging across the globe with me.
I’ve been slacking on the finances though. I like to re-evaluate our asset allocation twice a year. Mid-year (the end of June) has come and gone without me doing that. I also need to re-evaluate our budget if I’m going to come anywhere closing to maxing out the IRAs for this year.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel though. Things will calm down within two months and I can get back on track. How are you guys doing with your finances?