Monday, October 29, 2007

October Goals Update

There were goals for October, and here's how they went.

1. Add $225 to the Freedom Fund
Can it actually be true that I added $350 this month? My ING account history seems to say so, but I find this amount suspiciously large. I guess ING account histories don't lie, though, so: huzzah!

2. Buy one more pair of flats
Check. I ended up hitting a coupon-sale combination and getting a cute, sturdy pair of bronze flats for $33, including shipping.

3. Submit two new medical bills
Uh, whoops. I totally forgot about this. Let's see if I can get it done before the actual end of the month, shall we? I'm betting yes.


Mrs. Micah said...

Congrats! :-) You saved 150% of your goal, which is most excellent.

Good luck with submitting the bills.

Deb said...

I'm confused on what you mean when you say "medical bills". It seems to be a serious source of income for you, but I can't tell if you're family owns some kind of medical company or if you or a family member have some type of illness that requires frequent reimbursement claims. Would you be comfortable sharing?

English Major said...

deb, what happened is this: I have an ongoing medical issue (I don't discuss its specifics here), and my parents front me the money to pay the bills until I can get them reimbursed by my insurance company. A few months ago, though, circumstances (extended international travel, my father's somewhat odd bill-paying practices, etc.) necessitated me draining my savings to pay a few months' worth of bills that had accumulated. The reimbursements are still trickling in. When I've been reimbursed the balance of what I spent from my savings, I'll resume endorsing the reimbursement checks over to my folks. There's less than $250 'til that cap gets reached, so the next set of reimbursements will be split between me & them, and then they'll get the rest of the reimbursements for the year.

It's a weird situation, but there it is.

E.C. said...

Congratulations on meeting your goals! I like how you include planned spending as well as savings goals.

VixenOnABudget said...

Does it take unusually long for you to get reimbursed for your medical bills?

When I had insurance (le sigh), it seemed to always take an inexorbitant amount of time to get my money.

Chitown said...

Great job! Keep up the good work.

I like how you give yourself monthly goals and see how you did at the end of the month.

I may have to borrow this idea. =)