How y’all doing this week?
Our stimulus money hit the bank account this week. I hope yours has as well! We were able to combine our amount with some other savings that I’ve been squirreling away (pretty much since I heard we may get the newest stimulus money) and so our van is now paid off! That means no car payment and some extra discretionary money. Now, that extra money is going to be rolled straight onto our house payment, but the nice thing is it’s fluid. If something comes up one month, we can use the former car payment for the unexpected bill instead of having that money tied up in a must pay bill. It’s also saving us over a dollar a day in interest.
I tried something interesting in the kitchen this week. We’re drowning in homemade stock. I have canned it. I’ve frozen it. I’ve made tomato soup and canned that. So this week, when it came time to make some bread, I substituted two cups of turkey stock in for the two cups of water. Oh. My. Gosh. It’s good guys. My husband says he feels like it would be really weird using it to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but hey- he’d still try it haha. As sandwich bread or toast it’s so good! Give it a try sometime, especially if you have a ton of stock like we do!
I’ve been browsing prices for this Europe trip and my goodness. My heart hurts! Travel is so not cheap, I’m glad we’re starting this early! As of right now I’m going to budget $5000 for flights. That’s without price comparisons- and it gives us a little bit of a buffer. I’m sure I’ll have to update it later, but it gives us a goal to shoot for. I’m budgeting $1400 for our stay at Disneyland Paris & park tickets. This may go up or down, but since we’re looking at several years out I’m going with more expensive options right now. I’d rather work for too much money than find myself short. I’m also budgeting $300 to get from Paris to London, because I am going to make this happen. So right now we’re looking at $6700 and haven’t taken into account food or accommodations and other adventures while we’re there. WHEW. I’m going to do some general accommodation ideas and update our goal further next week!
$15- New App
$6.45- App I did until cashout and then deleted
$5- Gaming Panel
Total earned this week: $115.52
Fund Total from last post: $341.61
Current Fund Total: $457.13
Still Needed: $6242.87+
I’m averaging $228.56 a week!