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Feb 2010 Result

March 1st, 2010 at 12:42 am

Budget vs Actual: we just made it!

Feb to do list:
- Put $300 into Xmas Fund (DONE)
- Put $300 into Holiday Fund (DONE)
- $1,500 into Household Fund (DONE - even managed to put in extra $65)
- Read 2 books (Failed - Still reading the first book)
- Go for a swim and jogging or hiking (DONE - I was really good, have done some physical activities in Feb, I hope to continue it again in March. I've been recording my activities on the Wii Fit)
- Clean outside area (Done a lot but still got a lot to do - to be continue...)

So far so good, 2 down 10 months to go...

Ohh I almost forgot about the eat at home challenge - we did okay 24 out of 28.

Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year

February 15th, 2010 at 01:50 am

Yesterday was our valentine's day and chinese new year here. We went out to check out the chinese new year celebration in the city. Couldn't help ourselves but we had to try out some of the yummy food they had for sale, I think we spent less than $20 inc parking. So, yesterday was another points off for me in the Feb challenge. We also spent a bit more than what I budgeted for valentine's day gift, but in a long run it will actually save us some money since it is something that we both really wanted to get this year.

So far 3 points off the challenge for me.

Weekend Update

February 9th, 2010 at 12:42 am

We ate out 4 times during our weekend away so that's minus 2 points for me in the Feb challenge. The actual money spent was not that much at all though, less than $70 dollars all up.

Today I am openning a new trading account my old one now doesn't exists. I don't really know what happen to it. Nothing else much happening around here, it is hot so I am just trying to keep cool.

Feb Challenge Update

February 5th, 2010 at 12:10 am

So far so good, but this weekend will ruin it Frown But I will try my best to come out with minimum damage as possible.

Also we've had 2 NSDs so far this month.

Feb 2010 Budget and Goals

February 1st, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I'm looking forward to this month, it will be a lot better than last month.

Feb To Do List:
(very similar to last month)

- Put $300 into Xmas Fund
- Put $300 into Holiday Fund
- $1,500 into Household Fund
- Read 2 books
- Go for swim and jogging or hiking.
- Clean/Clear the outside area.

Jan 2010 - Budget vs Actual

February 1st, 2010 at 10:34 am

We actually went under our overall budget in January mainly due to lowering our annual car insurance. If it wasn't for that we would have been over.

Edit: I'm just adding this here too:
TO DO (Jan):
- Put $300 into Xmas Fund (DONE)
- Put $300 into Holiday Fund (DONE)
- $1,000 into Household Fund (DONE)
- Read 1 book - currently reading "Start Over Finish Rich" - Thanks BA for the link. (DONE - A bit too basic for me but it is good to see that we are doing the right things. A lot of the info just don't concern us, but I am used to reading US books and I tend to just skip through those part).
- Go for a swim and jogging (DONE except for the jogging part but we went for a lot of long walks).