Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Goals in Life



- 2 days a week do bootcamp at the Y, EA sports or run other days - Had a bum week...I have bootcamp tomorrow and then i'll be back in the swing.

- Zak library days once every couple weeks--Fridays after school are going well! I just need him to do better on his tests
- Meme's house once a week for dinners--So far so good, I love it!
- start a book--Look!! I have a list!
Vanishing Acts
The Next thing on my List
The Last Kiss
The Choice
- date nights/family nights 1 day a week--Sat/Sun--We're doing well here. We had Amy's boys over for a sleepover too!

Make Money
- inbox dollars: just cashed out $54 =)
- coupons: Didn't do much last month and probably not this month ethier, unless its NEEDED
- expo tv: Current balance: 12859 (Goal: 60000)
- hit 4 pay: Current balance: $13
- beeZag: Current balance: 3600 (goal 8000)
-ATM: (starts next month)

- ipads and macbook- will pay off by next year this time. 12 mo no interest.
- Pay off credit card every 2 weeks--Doing well here too.

- Clean out closets (Jan,March,June,Sept)--Crap I have this this month too??
- Randi clean once a month--end of the month...or beginning of next for Zak's party

2011 budget

all year savings
- $500/mo wedding (from PNC acct)
- Zaks $25/mo in savings and budget for camp ($115/week for 10 weeks i believe) (from charles schwab acct)
- House funds and Emergency fund $100 in each/mo (was $265/mo for both accounts, but i'm decreasing it next year) (from Charles Schwab acct)
- Roth $416/mo (from Charles Schwab acct)
= $13,692 + $1,150 for camp = $1236/mo then bills. ($756 transferred to Charles Schwab account from PNC acct)

then: $50/wk groceries
         $50/mo gas
         $60/mo cleaning lady
         $72/mo electric
         $790/mo mortgage
         $182/mo in car gas
         $20/mo life insurance
         $40/mo entertainment (people over, going out etc)
         $30/mo pharmacy 
         $20/mo fast food (we are no longer buying out coffee)
         $110/mo gifts
         any auto repairs i'll pull from savings
         $180/mo cell phone and home internet
         $100/mo house stuff/decor etc

=$2990 total 

This is tight, but so far so good.

- Clinical ladder (2010 & 2011)--finish 2010 by Jan 31st--DONE!! Starting net years.
- Work wed/thurs sat/sun
- hopefully get a Nurse Facilitator Job!--GOT IT!! Got a $2 raise too!

Here's a big list of meals I created, i'll cross them off as we eat them :)

All in one pasta

Chicken Cacciatore

Slow cooker Beef stew

Awesome slow cooker meatballs

Slow cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow cooker Ravioli Casserole (crowd size)

Favorite Meatloaf

Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloafs

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Slow cooker beef strogonoff

Slow cooker white chicken chili

Pumpkin Lasagna

Shepherds pie

Layered Fiesta Casserole

Cream Chicken Bacon Penne

Spaghetti Bolgonese

Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese soup

Slow cooker cream cheese chicken

Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Swiss Veggie Casserole

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken and Brocoli Alfredo

Chicken and rice divan

Chicken Primavera with Pasta

Overnight oatmeal

Bistro Chicken

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Italian Marinated Chicken

Unstuffed Peppers

Taco Salad Bowls

Skillet Chicken and Vegetable Parmesan

Skillet Garlic Chicken

Hearty Italian Chicken Chowder

Foil pack Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Tasty 2 step Chicken

Slow cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Mozzerella Stuffed Meatloaf

Chicken Broccoli and Mushroom Bake

Healified Fettichini Alfredo

Three bean turkey Chili

Chicken Penne Florentine Bake

Grilled Turkey Club

Chuckwagon Chili Mac

bbq roasted chicken with parmesan potatoes

Favorite grilled chicken caesar salad

Master List of March things to accomplish
    • Gotta get to the gym 3 times a week.
    • Library Fridays every 2 weeks
    • Dinner with Meme on Mondays
    • Family nights Sat/Sun
    • expo tv every monday/friday
    • Get ATM set up--all set up!!
    • Day with Fr Ted
    • finalize florist/flowers
    • book a day with baker
    • book Randi for early april
    • Pay CC 3/10 and 3/24, transfer $$ 3/10 for savings

March Financial Goals

Expenses I expect this month:
-We bought a new macbook pro and 2 Ipad 2s! $45mo each plus $100 for macbook. Adam needs a new one, so i'm buying a new one and giving him mine =)
-$370 for new cookware from cookworld. AWESOME stuff!!

Wedding plans this month:
-book a meeting with Fr Ted (he has our available dates)
-get guestlist uploaded to the knot (Adam....)
-book florist for real now ( I think i'm going with Pat Catans...)
-book a meeting with our cake lady ( I can't get ahold of the cheap one)
-finish invites (Molly's getting that done now :) )

For my accounts according to
Orange is this month  Red is last month
  • Chase (low yeild checking):  closed!!
  • Charles Schwab (high yeild checking):  $1695.21 $2346.77 up $651.56
  • Charles Schwab savings: $364.27 $364.27 same
  • PNC  $1948.80  $2049.28 up $100.48
  • PNC  $10.01 $10.01 same
  • PNC  $10.04  $10.05 up $.01
  • First Merit checking: closed!!
  • Capital One emergency: $19147.65 $16,163.12 down $2984.53
  • Capital One Savings:   $678.96 $879.15 up $200.19
  • Smartypig (our wedding fund):  $9974.44 $10974.44 up $1000
  • Charles Schwab Roth IRA (5/09 opened): $9697.19  $9717.78  up $20.59 (I didn't contribute, I will this month)
  • LHS retirement account(stopped contributing 5/10, beginning april/mid march I will be): $4685.08 $4767.06 up $81.98
  • OPERS retirement account(account now closed, opened Traditional IRA 5/10): $10123.50 $10123.59 up $.09
  • Zak's Etrade savings account: $2813.31 $2840.89 up $27.58
  • Zak's CollegeAdvantage fund: $1447.85 $1472.12 up $24.27
  • MISC
  • Coupon savings this month: I'm going to change this category to ATM savings next month
  • Speedy points:   143241 143690 up 449
  • Swagbucks!:  1866 1996 up 130
  • Spending this month: We're going to start adding the ATM money.

Total gained: $951.75 :( Not much, but hopefully it will make us some $$ with ATM
Should be getting my tax refund this month and that can pay for a lot of things!! Washer and dryer, kalahari, Zachary's new bike (and mine), and his adoption (Don't want adam to drain his savings, so he will pay me back in installments, maybe it won't be as bad as we think)