Weekly Money Check-Up 12/12/2011 & Christmas Shopping

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1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on Christmas gifts! Read below for a summary of gifts I purchased so far.
2. Today I am thankful for lots of people that are willing to help me with my personal statement. My Money My Life being one of them, an attorney at work, and my lovely BF. I only hope to be able to help someone else out one day the same way I've been helped.
3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free thing I did last week that made me happy was cheer up a coworker who was feeling a bit out of her element. I made her laugh and tried to bring some optimism in her life.
4. I will consider this week a success if I finish my 2nd draft of my personal statement and have it read by a few people I trust. If anyone who is great at writing/editing is interested in reading it, let me know :) The more eyes, the better.
5.  One of my favorite holiday decorations is Christmas lights of course!

Christmas Shopping so far - $365.88:
  • 15 AMC movie tickets from ebay - $108.90
  • Boots for my mom from DSW: $107.64
  • Boots for my family's secret santa from UrbanOG.com: $34.30
  • Sister's phone cases from eBay: $5.03, $4.30
  • Brother's HDMI, ipod case, and Skull Candy earbuds from Amazon: $40.36
  • Wal-Mart (candy, popcorn buckets, clothes for nephew, nieces godson, some groceries): $65.35
  • Still need: PF secret santa gift, baking items for coworkers, mexican coke
I did a lot of xmas shopping online so I'm hoping all of the items get here before xmas. The phone cases and all the electronic accessories people wanted this year were all cheap from amazon or ebay. The movie buckets were easy to buy from Wal-Mart and the tickets were cheap from ebay again! I think I did pretty well within one weekend and I didn't have to go to the mall. I still need to buy a few more items to finish up but I think I'll be under my $500 budget!

Anyone do anything interesting this weekend?


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I really need to do some Christmas shopping! I'm really slacking.

beancakes said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it looks like you're well on your way to being done w. your christmas shopping = good job!! i love me some mexican coke!!
xx ~ k

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Yara Simón said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good luck on your personal statement. My bf is days away from being half way done with law school. I also think this is a really great topic, especially because I see so many blogs about spending so much money all the time. It's just refreshing to see.

Those are really cheap movie tickets. I never buy tickets full price anymore because deal sites regularly have them on sale.

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