All month, I’ve been putting off quite a few things that I needed to purchase. There was the flight to March Madness Games in New Mexico, Shares from the CSA for H and I (We’ve expanded to fruit and vegetables this year), Race entry fee for my marathon, as well as a couples race that H and I will be running in February, as well as a few other odds and ends. All in all, I ended up spending a boatload of money – thankfully, most of it will be split in half with H, and should abate bills down the road, specifically with the food shares (though that may not be the case). It could invite a challenge for the last 6 months of the year (and the first 6 months of married life!) that H and I only buy milk from the store! At any rate, I’m hoping that this could be all of our food money, but we will have to see.
Here are the best links for the week:
J Money over at Budgets are Sexy is talking about living off of 50% of your pay. I think this is a good idea and if I wasnt trying to pay down debt or planning a wedding, I know that I can do this (though I would only make minimum payments on my debt. H and I have talked about this extensively, and I think we will probably live off of one person’s salary after we get married.
Tim Sullivan at Get Rich Slowly has some thoughts on wedding registries. In the process of wedding planning, I know exactly what he means. H and I have been talking over the past few days about what to register for, or whether or not to register at all. We’ve been living together for 3 years and we are both adults with jobs – so when we need something, we go out and buy it. We’ve already got just about everything we need (or want) so I’m not sure what the point would be, except to fill our house with even more stuff!
Million Ways to Save presents 5 Free Gifts for Valentines Day. Great stuff here – dont get caught up in the chocolates, jewelry and cheap card fad – give someone an experience or something they will remember. Put some thought into it, you’ll surprise yourself.