Welcome to money Monday, where I share my highs and lows from a week of money management.
This week was all about getting back on track. After three months of sickness, new baby-ness, and surgery-ness, we’re looking to get back on our budget targets.
One example that illustrates this well? For the last 90 days I’ve been purposely buying frozen veggies that come in steam-able bags. Because… tearing open a package of frozen veggies and dumping them in a bowl, then heating them in the microwave was too much work 😉
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This week I saved money by finishing up the required spending on my latest travel credit card.
I’ve been waiting on the companion ticket for this newest card for months. I can’t book our family’s Grand Canyon tickets until this companion pass is in my hot hands.
A quick call later and I discovered that I’d come up just short on the required spending to earn the bonus. I had forgotten that the $75 annual fee didn’t count as spending toward the bonus! Facepalm moment!!I had forgotten that the $75 annual fee didn't count as spending toward the bonus! Click To Tweet
Thankfully, I had 4 days left to complete the required spending. Talk about a close call!
A seventy-five dollar Amazon gift card later (easy to use on our next purchase) and I had spent the amount needed for the bonus miles and companion pass.
I am really enjoying my new Nespresso machine for my first cup of coffee each morning. All I need do is crawl in the kitchen and push one button.
However, this coffee doesn’t come cheap. And, as with all coffees, the law of incremental happiness dictates that the second cup of the morning doesn’t bring near as much joy (note to self: need to get that second cup switched over to tea).
So, why am I poking that Nespresso button again every day at 10 am? The only benefits that I get are coffee breath, a hyper constitution, and a lighter wallet.
How did you manage money wisely this week?