Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Random (Mostly) Personal Financial Thoughts

  • I am kind of bummed that I missed my middle school's (yes, middle school) informal reunion/happy hour last Friday. But I couldn't rationalize spending the money to travel to my hometown when I know I'll be home for Labor Day. It looked like it was a lot of fun from pics posted on Facebook though...
  • With the exception of a few tops and colorful tights, I'm done fall clothing shopping. I'm getting a lot of inspiration on how to wear stuff I already have from cruising my favorite style blogs on the Internet.
  • I'm going to start saving $50 more per month in my emergency fund, just because I would feel comfortable with having more saved than I currently do. I believe I was aiming kind of low with my annual goal.
  • I'm going to try my hand at teaching myself to sew before I spend money on lessons. I cringe everytime I have to take a piece of clothing the Cleaners to get tailored, the cost adds up. I'm currently investigating sewing machine options, any suggestions would be appreciated!
  • I've been ruminating on purchasing tickets for a concert this fall, I think I'm going to just go ahead and do it, because I believe the artist I want to see is worth it.

2 comments:

elleandish said...

For sewing machine options, try overstock.com. I've been looking into buying a new sewing machine there (mine is from the 1970s/1980s!!) but mine hasn't broken down quite yet. I mainly use it for hemming jeans. If you're looking into using it for your jeans try this DIY: http://www.daciaray.com/?p=38. I've saved quite a bit of $$ with this. Good luck! :)

YBP said...

Tell me its the Maxwell concert you are thinking of buying tickets to!