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Archive for June, 2008

the updates and need help with comp purchase

June 18th, 2008 at 07:42 am

It has been a while since I last updated so here goes the current version of things.
CC--PAID OFF! That was thanks to all the overtime I worked in March, April and May. I still have a balance on the books at one CC but it is interest free and I have the money to pay if off in the savings acoount making a few pennies of interest for the time being.
Vacation---Amazing. I went to Seattle and Alaska for two weeks. I dare say that trip was just as expensive as my Australia trip but I did enjoy it. I had budgeted for the trip so no debt was incurred as a result. I spent freely but responsibly and still came back with a nice chunk of change! I am thinking about another vacation with the leftover.
401K--I upped my contribution another 1%. Might consider upping again when I get my raise in the next month or so but not sure. I might think about opening an IRA or adding to my EF
EF--again thanks to the overtime it is getting up there. Still not where I want it to be but much higher than I have ever had before.
Car--with no CC payments anymore I have increased my payments from 330 to 500+. I could pay more but I am still working on the EF. I think I can pay it off before the end of next year. I think my goal will be to pay if off in 2 years. We'll see.
And now that you have wading through all the other stuff this is where I need help. My trusty Toshiba PC is on its way out. I think it is time to put the old girl out to pasture. SO I am in need of a new Laptop. I have always had a PC but am considering trying a MAC. PCs are cheaper and more familiar. I don't want to go with Vista so my options are limited. Macs are quite a bit more expensive and again I am not familiar with that operating system. I am afraid that if I get a Mac I will have a huge learning curve and get frustrated. (I am leaning towards the 250 gig Macbook $1500)
Any advice????
Thanks