With “Tax Day,” being a little over a month away- I have gotten kind of excited at the possibilities of what a little extra cushion in form of my Tax Return could yield. Oh, I totally understand that I should invest all of my tax return or put it in an emergency fund ala Suze Orman- but there are few things I’ve been wanting/needing and darnit, it’s TIME. I am putting 70% of my return into my Roth IRA and will be opening a new Savings Account (not at Chase, THANK YOU. arg.)
$48. I need a new bra. Like, you don’t need to know that- but seriously, my drawer needs a serious purge. I’m not expecting any man to see any of my “collection” any time soon- but let’s just say, I wouldn’t even want a paramedic to have to see them to save my life.
The Bio-Fit Pushup by Victoria’s Secret is super comfy while still being cute. It has little gem-stones on the strap and center, and comes in gorgeous colors. I really wish I was getting a throw back for promoting these since I’m such an ardent fan- I tell everyone. Haha.
$39.50. As a reward for being consistent in my yoga practice (I have gone at least once a week this semester if not more!) and I’d really *love* a new pair since a few of mine are too big or falling apart.
This is not as essential as the bra, and I realize it won’t help me with my Warrior Pose, but it’d be nice.
$25 of my tax return are going to purchase “THE NECKLACE” that I’ve been wanting for over a year. I could go ahead and purchase it now- but where’s the fun in that? I have half of the purchase price (with tax) saved up, and I plan to have it purchased by my 25th birthday in July.
I have been so worried that if I spend that much on a piece of jewelry, something is bound to happen- I’ll need dental work or I’ll break something that needs replacement, thus the “slow save.” I want to syphon off just a wee-bit each month so I won’t miss it and can be sure I can live without that bit saved.
$250 for a trip to
NYC. (I just been informed that nay, we are going to Boston says travel friend). I have been wanting to go to NYC in the spring or fall- I haven’t been to Central Park and there are museums and all kinds of stuff I want to see that’s off the beaten path (suggestions anyone?). Perhaps it’s all of my favorite movies (that happen to have Meg Ryan) that take place in NYC- but doesn’t this look like the cover of When Harry Met Sally?
Okay- so I’m still excited about going to Boston, since I’ve been wanting to go there since, forever. Any FruBeau readers have ideas for my trip and stuff I’ve gotta do? Sure, I won’t be meeting my Tom Hanks in Boston, but hey- I’m still thrilled.
I can get a flight for around $250 or less round trip (I think) in May. I’m hoping I can stay in a hostel or somewhere cheap to make the trip do-able… I also need to enlist some friends to go with me! Any takers?
So in total, with taxes on the two clothing items, I’d be spending about $375. The rest (70%) is going into my Roth and to save for other things I’m sure I’ll be needing- like caring for Ralph, school expenses and registration for yoga in the fall semester. I’m so ready for this 30-Day-No-Shopping Challenge to be over (15 days!), and I’m looking forward to some comfy new clothes.
What do you think? Am I spending too much? Is getting a necklace totally frivolous even if it’s a slow save? I need thoughts. 🙂