I’m disappointed, but if Winter 2012 continues as it has, missing the Caribbean this year might not be the worst thing to happen since the cancellation of Arrested Development.
Plus, there are more important – and perhaps even funner – experiences I’m spending money on.
For instance, my mama’s 60th birthday is approaching. And my brother and I want to get the family together for an entire weekend to celebrate. So, we’re planning a trip to Orlando in March. I’ve been tasked with the responsibility of finding accommodations for up to 17 people. Sending 100 emails to different vacation rental property owners to see if they’ll rent a 7-bedroom house for two nights is gonna grrreat.
I was a no show in 2011, but this year I’m going to FinCon12. For the time being, I’ll budget as if I’m paying the full price for registration. But you know as well as I do that the hunt is officially on for a promotional discount code AND someone to sponsor my attendance to the event.
The only company I despise more than Comcast is…Never mind, I hate them more than anything. Since February 2009, like an idiot, I’ve paid Comcast a monthly modem rental fee. It started at $5 and has ballooned to $7. I’m pretty sure the price of my monthly internet service is rising at the same rate as health care costs in America. To that I say, enough of this [expletive]. Comcast can go straight to hell. I’m buying a modem.
In January, I had the pleasure of paying 100% of my health insurance premiums. I went ahead and paid for February as well. That’s why you’ll see a $0 amount for the expense this month. But next month, you can look forward to me budgeting $391 for health insurance.
Well, those are just a few of the items I wanted to highlight.
Without further delay, feast your eyes on the February 2012 Budget.
How do you plan on reducing your expenses this month?