Flaunt It Friday


#1

I’m trying a thing. Flaunt it Friday: share something you did this week, a big brag, a small brag, whatever you like. Can be money related or can just be something you’re proud of.

Mine this week is small, but victorious: I accidentally had been signed up for the Rite Aide “round up your purchases to go to this specific charity” automatically (likely because they make you click a bunch of "yes"es at the pharmacy and at some point I clicked an opt-in accidentally). I don’t mind giving to charity, but I sure as heck don’t like having to separate out $.47 out of every candy purchase into my charity category. Also, I don’t know anything about this specific charity.

There’s always been a line at my local store, and I haven’t felt comfortable asking to get it taken away. FINALLY there was no line and I asked to get it taken off. Required them to call up a manager for an override so I’m glad I waited.

In celebration, I donated $6.81 (the amount I’d had rounded up total this year) to my favorite local charity.


#2

I took 10,000 steps today! I haven’t hit that many in a shamefully long while.


#3

Wow, that’s a lot of effort required to change such a small thing! I bet it feels good to finally check it off the mental to-do list!

Mine is: I got a HUGE bonus during my review today…like 3x what I was expecting! This is my favorite way to be recognized at work :joy::money_mouth_face:

ETA: I also passed all the VITA tax prep tests this afternoon and am all set to start volunteering tomorrow. I’m nervous but excited!


#4

I made my own vegan cheese sauce! I’ve been buying vegan cheese for a year or so and it’s all chemicals and expensive. But this was actually super easy!


#5

Yesterday night I went to a showcase of short films by young area filmmakers for the cost of a $1 donation (should i/could i have given more? probably)
Tonight I got to attend my sister’s senior art show and I shot video which means that this week I can get good use out of my expensive yearly Adobe Premiere (editing software) subscription that hasn’t been touched in a month.


#6

I want to know which faux cheese sauce recipe it was, please Elle!

I got some knitting done most days this week. I might actually finish my project!


#7

I survived a week of houseguests! Between day trips, 30 hours of work, and a generally introverted nature, I’m going to call it a win. They’re all delightful people and we had lots of fun, and I’m also looking forward to cleaning out the fridge and catching up on my reading.


#8

It’s saturday – can I still flaunt it?

Revisited the list of mental health providers that take my insurance (Medicaid – yes, I am a welfare queen…). There are some new ones so I picked one that looked good (trauma informed, does EMDR) and emailed her about availability. I’ve had bad luck with people getting back to me, but I figure someone new on the list might be more responsive. At least if she takes my plan there is no out of pocket cost to me, so worth trying.

I am going to keep the list up on my computer and will try other people if this one doesn’t respond in a reasonable time.


#9

Crunched February numbers this morning, quite pleased with FI progress. Even had a little extra to save beyond our normal savings each month :tada:


#10

Crunched Feb numbers and despite some splurges, came in in at $1,107 total spending for the month, which is on the low end of my average ($1400-$1500 a month).

I’ll obviously blow it out of the water next month since I am in going to be in Japan for several week, but fairly pleased nonetheless.


#11

I finally got my new state driver’s license today. I moved back in October and you’re supposed to get a new one within 30 days. Obviously it’s been a little longer than that, but I finally looked up the requirements, got my documents and left work early today and got it done!


#12

My partner and I cancelled our amazon prime membership before the annual bill came in!


#13

It’s not Friday, but I did this early on Saturday morning so I’m nudging this into Flaunt It Friday :smiley:

My tax return hit my bank account this past Friday evening, so Saturday morning I made a big, big payment to knock out my first of 11 student loans!! It had the lowest balance when I decided to focus on it, but finishing one still feels like a victory :trophy:

1 down, 10 to go :sweat_smile:


#14

Not Friday, but I was reminded today of the rule of thumb about having 1x your income saved for retirement by the time you turn 30. From when I calculated it over a year ago, I knew it was possible for me to get there, but I’d be cutting it close. When I saw that rule of thumb talked about again today, I went back and checked and realized I had just recently passed that threshold! I turn 30 in July :grin:

Of course, one downturn in the stock market could change that, but celebrating for now!


#15

That’s great!


#16

It’s Friday! We have managed to increase our net worth every month this year so far :slight_smile:


#17

I got a job offer making 20% more! It’s not my dream job, but it’s a better-than-what-I-currently-have job.


#18

Funded both our tIRAs in full for 2018 this week so I can say we did on taxes.


#19

I’m not sorry that you don’t get your $50.


#20

Lol, thanks. But more than $50 a month more pay per paycheck!