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.
Categories: budget and debt