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Random Money Thoughts

June 28th, 2016 at 04:52 pm

It's been a bit since I've posted here, although I've been reading and commenting. I don't have any real exciting updates as of late. No new snowflake money to report. We haven't spent any major money. We are still saving what we don't invest or spend.

The market drop because of Brexit is a bit hard to take. I haven't actually looked at our balances because I know I won't like them! At least the market had an up day again today.

We have decided not to go to Washington DC this summer. Our youngest daughter is taking an online German class this summer. It started a week ago Monday. It goes through the first two weeks of August. We were hoping the course work would be light enough to work ahead. Unfortunately it doesn't seem that will be the case. We could shorten our trip to three days, but we feel that wouldn't be enough time to do what we were hoping to do. My husband is also in a class for work and has deadlines every week in July as well. He said he was relieved that we had changed our plans.

The vacation fund has $1100 in it. We were going to drive and use Marriott Rewards points for the hotel nights. This money would have been for transportation, food, souvenirs and any other admission fees. I think for now I will leave it there, as I know we will also have some plane tickets coming up in the next six months.

June has been unusually inexpensive. Not as cheap as our No Spend Month in February, but definitely closer. I like when we have less spendy months!!

5 Responses to “Random Money Thoughts”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Smart to leave the money in your vacation fund. I'm sorry you have to cancel your vacation, but it sounds like it's all for the best.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    You may be glad you have the money there later - who knows what opportunity may knock Smile

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Why not use it for some other trip closer by if you are desiring a get away?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about postponing your trip, but it sounds like it is for the best. Glad you are keeping the money in savings...it might come in handy when something else comes along.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Actually, i thought the same about Brexit but i looked at my portfolio today and it actually gained over $8,000 this month. So it may not be as bad as you think!

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