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New Laptop, Saving for a Trip, Fitbit Group

May 20th, 2018 at 04:04 am

I am still plugging along going back and forth between my place and grandmas. It isn't too bad. If there is no traffic, I can make it home in an hour and 15 minutes.

I am putting in extra days, so my next check will be nice. I also officially signed a 6 month lease at my current apartment. I got a credit for staying a year, and my rent for June is only going to be $225.00. I bought a laptop with what I saved on rent. I was in desperate need of a new laptop. My old one is 5 years old and makes weird noises, has no battery and is super slow. I was willing to spend up to $530 including taxes on a new one. After a lot of research and returning one that would not get out of a restart loop, I got one that now works well for $380 including taxes. It is sooo much faster. It should really help with productivity. I took the remaining $150 I had budgeted and put it in savings.

By the end of August, my only remaining debt will be student loans. I have cash flowed all scheduled car maintenance and the laptop. There should be no further major expenses for quite some time. After August, I am going to start saving to go to Europe. My son is getting stationed in Germany. I plan on visiting while he is there. I hope to go in 2020, as my BFF and her family are going then to visit her stepson who will be an hour away from mine. However, at this point my son does not know how long he will be stationed there.

My son sent me a Fitbit for Mother's Day. Weren't there a few of you on a FB group for this? I would love to join if someone would share the info. Thanks in advance.

I need to get moving. I am going to try and relieve my aunt around noon, and I have some cleaning to do here first. Enjoy your Sunday!

5 Responses to “New Laptop, Saving for a Trip, Fitbit Group”

  1. Amber Says:

    Awesome job on cash flowing the laptop, I'm saving for one right now.
    I loved my Fitbit but it finally crashed, have to save up for one. Once I get a new one I'll be happy to join a group.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I have a fitbit, but I'm not in a group. I pretty much use it just for counting steps and logging my spinning and weight training. I also like it for the sleep info, so I sleep with it.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Great job on researching and finding a deal on a fast laptop.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Not a FB group, but a fitbit group. I think if you put my email in the friend finder you'll find me. We were pretty actively doing challenges for awhile

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