juldea: (mishakal)
I want the time and money to:

Cook more from scratch
Join a vegetable, fruit, meat, andor dairy CSA
Compost
Grow vegetables and herbs
Get my private pilot's certification
Knit more
Take a sewing course to learn all the basics I am ignorant of
Sew more
Learn quilting
Practice piano
Practice horn
Join a community band/symphony/orchestra
Take a Thai cooking class
Organize my mp3 collection
Keep the sink from becoming full of dirty dishes
Roomba the living room more regularly
Keep my desk area clean
Exercise more
Play more Dance Central and Rock Band
Bellydance
Read more books, both fun (sci-fi/fantasy) and educational (Great Books)
LARP regularly
Write a LARP
Volunteer for cons I like (Arisia, Intercon)
Be more involved in politics/community
Take a vacation out of the country
Take more vacations that aren't cons/meetups
Go on a cruise
Go skiing
juldea: (mishakal)
I want the time and money to:

Cook more from scratch
Join a vegetable, fruit, meat, andor dairy CSA
Compost
Grow vegetables and herbs
Get my private pilot's certification
Knit more
Take a sewing course to learn all the basics I am ignorant of
Sew more
Learn quilting
Practice piano
Practice horn
Join a community band/symphony/orchestra
Take a Thai cooking class
Organize my mp3 collection
Keep the sink from becoming full of dirty dishes
Roomba the living room more regularly
Keep my desk area clean
Exercise more
Play more Dance Central and Rock Band
Bellydance
Read more books, both fun (sci-fi/fantasy) and educational (Great Books)
LARP regularly
Write a LARP
Volunteer for cons I like (Arisia, Intercon)
Be more involved in politics/community
Take a vacation out of the country
Take more vacations that aren't cons/meetups
Go on a cruise
Go skiing
juldea: (braid)
Some of you locals may have seen how obsessively I keep track of my finances, using GnuCash to keep track of my bank accounts, credit cards, and what I refer to as my "cash account" - keeping track of the cash I carry around and what I spend it on, down to the penny. I also try as much as possible to keep track of what I owe people and, conversely, what people owe me. People I engaged in serious money-swapping with (londo, usernamenumber) get their own spreadsheets, whereas for everyone else I have a more loosey-goosey "owed by whomever" sheet. Well, it's been a while since I untangled that sheet, figuring out who gets what, and I just did.

So now I'm faced with the dilemma of being pretty sure that friends owe me money, and can tell them how much and when, but isn't it kind of bitchy to suddenly spring on your friend a reminder of a months-old debt? I'm not quite sure how to approach that. Also, there's the manner of I'm not sure if some of these are still debts; it's quite possible the person paid me back in a way I just didn't enter into my system. It's rare that I let something slide, but it does happen. So I don't want to say, "Hey, you owe me $10 for that movie ticket," and have my friend say, "Uh... no I don't. We settled that months ago."

Examples: I bought a movie ticket for a friend in March. I bought party supplies for a friend in April. I bought dinner for a friend in early June. I don't have record of any of these things being paid back. (And there's a bought smoothie a few weeks ago and a shared Zipcar on July 4th, but those are not forgotten debts. They were discussed last week!) On the flipside, I show here that I owe someone ([livejournal.com profile] witticaster or [livejournal.com profile] doompuppy?) $5 for food at Cosmic Steak and Pizza after the last Rage Across the Cape game on June 20 - I think it's [livejournal.com profile] witticaster, but that should be confirmed.

These things are small, on the order of $10. I totally can afford covering them. Should I just do so? Do you think you'd be offended if you got an email from me saying, "Hey, I think I paid for this thing for you a few months ago and you never paid me back?" Do you think it's absolutely 100% rude? Is it excusable in the context of my keeping rigid track of finances and thus keeping myself up to date on debts to others, i.e. not creating a double standard? What price limit is the point at which you bring these things up to people? What if one person is responsible for multiple debts?

Etiquette is hard. :/ Let's go shopping. (You pay. ;)
juldea: (braid)
Some of you locals may have seen how obsessively I keep track of my finances, using GnuCash to keep track of my bank accounts, credit cards, and what I refer to as my "cash account" - keeping track of the cash I carry around and what I spend it on, down to the penny. I also try as much as possible to keep track of what I owe people and, conversely, what people owe me. People I engaged in serious money-swapping with (londo, usernamenumber) get their own spreadsheets, whereas for everyone else I have a more loosey-goosey "owed by whomever" sheet. Well, it's been a while since I untangled that sheet, figuring out who gets what, and I just did.

So now I'm faced with the dilemma of being pretty sure that friends owe me money, and can tell them how much and when, but isn't it kind of bitchy to suddenly spring on your friend a reminder of a months-old debt? I'm not quite sure how to approach that. Also, there's the manner of I'm not sure if some of these are still debts; it's quite possible the person paid me back in a way I just didn't enter into my system. It's rare that I let something slide, but it does happen. So I don't want to say, "Hey, you owe me $10 for that movie ticket," and have my friend say, "Uh... no I don't. We settled that months ago."

Examples: I bought a movie ticket for a friend in March. I bought party supplies for a friend in April. I bought dinner for a friend in early June. I don't have record of any of these things being paid back. (And there's a bought smoothie a few weeks ago and a shared Zipcar on July 4th, but those are not forgotten debts. They were discussed last week!) On the flipside, I show here that I owe someone ([livejournal.com profile] witticaster or [livejournal.com profile] doompuppy?) $5 for food at Cosmic Steak and Pizza after the last Rage Across the Cape game on June 20 - I think it's [livejournal.com profile] witticaster, but that should be confirmed.

These things are small, on the order of $10. I totally can afford covering them. Should I just do so? Do you think you'd be offended if you got an email from me saying, "Hey, I think I paid for this thing for you a few months ago and you never paid me back?" Do you think it's absolutely 100% rude? Is it excusable in the context of my keeping rigid track of finances and thus keeping myself up to date on debts to others, i.e. not creating a double standard? What price limit is the point at which you bring these things up to people? What if one person is responsible for multiple debts?

Etiquette is hard. :/ Let's go shopping. (You pay. ;)
juldea: (mishakal)
I am pondering a new rule for myself: no dating until I'm out of debt. I feel like this rule would be healthy for me in multiple ways.

Specifics still being weighed.
juldea: (mishakal)
I am pondering a new rule for myself: no dating until I'm out of debt. I feel like this rule would be healthy for me in multiple ways.

Specifics still being weighed.
juldea: (piloting!)
Good things:
  • I found a DVD copy of Cast a Deadly Spell for $25 thanks to a probably ten-year-old alert list on Half.com. This makes four copies of the movie I own now, but this one is the most permanent+legal.
  • I woke up early on time this morning and took a long, luxurious shower instead of the rushed ones I normally take, and have time to sit and write this LJ post.
  • In two weeks from today, I will be financially recovered from the move at least as far as various payments causing me to live paycheck-to-paycheck, and will be able to get back on my (now slightly modified) plan to Get Out Of Debt By the end of my 30th year.
  • [livejournal.com profile] usernamenumber
  • juldea: (piloting!)
    Good things:
  • I found a DVD copy of Cast a Deadly Spell for $25 thanks to a probably ten-year-old alert list on Half.com. This makes four copies of the movie I own now, but this one is the most permanent+legal.
  • I woke up early on time this morning and took a long, luxurious shower instead of the rushed ones I normally take, and have time to sit and write this LJ post.
  • In two weeks from today, I will be financially recovered from the move at least as far as various payments causing me to live paycheck-to-paycheck, and will be able to get back on my (now slightly modified) plan to Get Out Of Debt By the end of my 30th year.
  • [livejournal.com profile] usernamenumber
  • juldea: (keroppi)
    Woot woot woot, happy dance time!

    Balance Summary
    11/07/2008
    $0.00 is your Current Balance
    $890.38 is your Balance as of your last statement
    $2,500.00 is your Credit Limit
    $0.00 is your Amount over the limit
    juldea: (keroppi)
    Woot woot woot, happy dance time!

    Balance Summary
    11/07/2008
    $0.00 is your Current Balance
    $890.38 is your Balance as of your last statement
    $2,500.00 is your Credit Limit
    $0.00 is your Amount over the limit
    juldea: (brights)
    Let's talk about some GOOD things happening in my life!

    Just updated the balance sheet budget bill schedule check register GnuCash for the upcoming month. There are three credit cards currently outstanding on my get-out-of-debt-by-30 plan. I am scheduled to pay two - TWO - of them off this month. TWO! This is big. This is awesome.

    I'm working two jobs now, you see. Extra income. YAY.

    Also, looking at this (the first full month planned out with both jobs' income) makes me much more optimistic about being able to afford moving. So I can stop being sad about being able to afford that, and focus more on being sad that I have to. :P
    juldea: (brights)
    Let's talk about some GOOD things happening in my life!

    Just updated the balance sheet budget bill schedule check register GnuCash for the upcoming month. There are three credit cards currently outstanding on my get-out-of-debt-by-30 plan. I am scheduled to pay two - TWO - of them off this month. TWO! This is big. This is awesome.

    I'm working two jobs now, you see. Extra income. YAY.

    Also, looking at this (the first full month planned out with both jobs' income) makes me much more optimistic about being able to afford moving. So I can stop being sad about being able to afford that, and focus more on being sad that I have to. :P

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