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February Review

February 28th, 2021 at 05:45 pm

It looks like we all have the same idea of posting our monthly reviews on the last day of February.

February was a spendy month. I paid $875 for the painting (expensive I know, but few painters are willing to deal with wallpaper & he ended up having to deal with two layers of wallpaper). It took him 3 days of prep before he could paint. I also purchased a few home items: rugs, trash cans, to improve the look & function of my home. I have a list of future home improvements & will try to get something done every month.

I also purchased more clothes last week than I probably purchased in all of 2020. Several tops on sale or clearance in anticipation of doing some job interviews. I am being optimistic, but they will be good purchases for career or when theatres re-open. (I miss attending shows!) The most expensive top was $16 and the least expensive was $8. I bought 5 tops, not including the 3 that I've already decided to return, but haven't yet picked up. A few of the tops have tie-backs so if I lose weight they will accommodate that.

Spring has come to south Louisiana. We now have highs in the 80's. I put my plant outside yesterday. It was one from my grandfather's funeral. I hope I can keep it alive, but I don't have a great track record with plants.

Last week was a good week if you had any investment purchases, with the market down it was a bit of a deal. I didn't have any of my automated contribution scheduled for last week.

Looking forward to this coming week I have my monthly savings coming out on the first, as well as my main credit card payment. I get paid on the 1st, 5th, 15th, & 19th in March. Investment contributions on the 5th, 15th, & 19th. I am on track to max out my TSP & IRA again this year. 

Net Worth: $1,171,458

3 Responses to “February Review”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You have to dress for the job you want, so I can understand spending money on clothes for interviews.

  2. Wink Says:

    I actually think the price for the painter was reasonable considering the amount of work. Wallpaper can be really labor intensive to remove. I am also really missing going to the theater! I love seeing live shows and plays, it is the entertainment I have missed the most.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I did quite a bit of spending on clothing in recent months as well, and really stocked up on warm, cozy, fleece pullovers that I love to wear; they were all super cheap at Kohls, many below $20, and they had petite sizes, so it was kind of a no-brainer, especially with Kohl's cash and all their discounts. I only had to return one thing, a pair of too baggy camo pants, and while I had some trepidation about having to return it in person, I went early in the am and the store was empty.

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