Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Financial to-do list

We are back from Disneyland and I am happy to report that we had an excellent time even with very careful spending. I'll post about that later.

Today my huge financial to-do list is on my mind. I haven't mentioned it specifically yet on this blog, but my dear husband was laid off in July and has been re-hired in a 30 hour/week position. We are so thankful that he is working and that we have excellent benefits but losing 25% of salary is taking its toll. We have a deficit each month that is eating up savings so we are trying to fill that hole in a variety of ways and these items are filling my to-do list for the week and possibly longer.

1) Close January budget - see how Pantry Challenge went with goal of $60 groceries
2) Open February budget - see how little we can take out of savings
3) File taxes so we get refund ASAP (make blog posts about tax tips) - still do to: Medical expenses, job hunting expenses
4) Send documents to mortgage company so they can process our request for a reduced payment.
5) Close business books for January including all mileage, deductions, & reconciling bank statements
6) Plan meals for next 10 days continuing Pantry Challenge principles
7) Post about frugal Disney vacation
8) OH! I forgot about the most scary of these. I have to make a resume and apply for some jobs - Ack! I'm hoping to get on with Starbucks for weekend or early morning shifts. Wish me luck!

Phew! There is a lot to do in the next few days! I'll be posting about all this stuff, and I'll also post about any great bargains I find.


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