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Hit my October Goal Already!

October 4th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

So yesterday my GI Bill money hit the account, and I moved a few hundred dollars into my savings account to add to my EF. But then I realized I'm getting my paycheck tomorrow, have over $100 on the way from the books I sold on Amazon, and will get a bigger than normal drill pay this month because it's longer than our usual 2-day.

So I said what the hey, let's just round it off. I made another $230 contribution and there it was. I had $1,000 in my savings account.

It's only the 4th of the month and I've hit my goal Smile

It feels good to have a little money in savings. It also feels good to know I can start jumping on my debt payments as well. I feel like my goal to have that loan paid off by the end of the year will be no problem.

It feels good to be on track and in control of my finances. I thought pulling together that kind of money would take a while... because I've had such trouble saving up any amount of money in the past. But really I just made a few changes, looked for a way to generate a little more income this month, and BAM. There it is. I like this game. haha.

I really haven't spent any extra money this week. I've spent $0 on food at restaurants. That's a huge deal. Not one cup of Starbucks coffee has been purchased. Not one lunch. Not one dinner. That has freed up quite a bit of money.

This weekend I'll be at drill, which means all of my meals are covered and I wont really have money to go out. I need to be hiding in the barracks when I'm not busy, anyway, doing schoolwork. I have a lot of reading to catch up on.

The only expenses I see coming up are my trip to Boston and Halloween. My flight and hotel room are covered by work (it's for our yearly conference), but food and whatnot there I'm assuming I will have to cover. I have no idea what I'm doing for Halloween, but I can usually keep it pretty cheap. An oil change is the only other special expense I can think of for this month. Oh, and soccer fees.

But anyhoo. Back to today. Excited to hit that goal, and looking forward to hitting more!

Cheers, everyone!

5 Responses to “Hit my October Goal Already!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on making your goal...and so fast, too! What is the next goal?

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Congratulations. That's strange that you are going on a work conference and they don't cover food. Usually employees get a per diem.

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    Awesome!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you!

  5. pjmama Says:

    @credit: Next goal is paying of a Sallie Mae loan by the end of the year. $1603. Should be do-able!

    @wow: I'm not sure how it works, as I've never really done it before. They may pay for food. I have no idea. haha. I guess these are probably good questions to ask Smile

    Thanks for the support everyone!

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