Feeling the burn

Not the Bernie burn. The financial burn. I got paid from my last job, a bit less since it wasn’t from a whole pay period, but I did overtime so it was ok. But I won’t get paid until 1/20 for the new job. In the meantime, I had to pay one month’s rent at the apartment ($3100), all of the travel expenses, M’s preschool and swimming, etc. Here’s how the trip worked out:

$362.80 for all hotels (6 nights) for an average of $60.47 per night. My awesome travel credit card gave me a travel credit of $192.18 which means the total was actually: $170.62 which is $28.44 per night!

Gas: $199.72, google estimated $180 for the trip so this was right on, since google didn’t account for side trip to Sedona or other short excursions.

Play: $15 for indoor play areas total (thanks to my science center membership which gets us into so many places for free).

Sight-seeing: $268- Sedona parking, grand canyon entrance fee, Pink Jeep tour

Gift shop purchase: $27.75 (needed gloves for me and M, and beer for NYE)

Food: $331.01, $85 more than I estimated. One grocery trip, three restaurants, one pizza order.

Travel credit from credit card: $53.87

Grand total: $948.23

My travel money from the agency will be $500, my sign-on bonus $500, and my license reimbursement $149. So I come out on top with $201.77 to spare! Yay me!

Now I just need to start getting paid my normal salary to pay for this rent and preschool and everything else here in SF.

 

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Categories: budget and debt

4 Comments »

  1. Wow!!! You did really well with all that output of money. Well planned!! I’m hoping your new job is even better than you hoped and you guys really enjoy your new world while you’re there.

    Is M taking the change okay? She sounds like she’s doing great!

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