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Thinking ahead...

July 15th, 2007 at 08:23 pm

I will be flying out of Salt Lake City for a trip over Thanksgiving. I purposely scheduled the flights so that I could drive down the day before flying out and return home the day after flying back. The weather and roads in WY can be tricky in November. So anyway, I decided to check on room prices last night to see what was availabe. I found a nice and conveniently located Quality Inn on line for $52.79 a night. I know that a lot of times you can beat the posted rate by calling the motel directly so I did. Imagine my surprise when the best rate I could get direct from the property was $59.99. Needless to say I booked my reservations through the motel's web site. The nice thing is they offer free long term parking, free airport shuttle and a complimentary breakfast.

In the manifesting money department;

I've been diligently putting money away for this trip and to date have $700 saved. Imagine my surprise when I got my credit union statement in the mail and I realized I had accumulated $300+ that I had TOTALLY forgotten about!! It will stay there, quietly earning interest as my new emergency fund. I deposit $50 a month directly from my paycheck so I never miss it...obviously!LOL

I was going through some papers I needed to deal with (file, toss, etc) and came across a $10 Amazon GC that I have no idea as to it's origin. But I'll put it to good use!

Our County Commissioner's have finally decided on our COLA...7%. I'll wait until I get my paycheck at the end of the month to see what that translates to and then decide what to do with this windfall. Actually I shouldn't complain...as a single person I'm exempt from having to pay a percentage of my health benefits. All others have to start ponying up a monthly contribution. Some to the tune of 11% so the COLA doesn't even cover what they have to pay out.

Sold 2 more books through half.com, so that money will go to the $20 challenge when it's deposited into my account.

This weekend ended up being a no spend time as I never left my house. It felt good not having to be anywhere!

2 Responses to “Thinking ahead...”

  1. Nic Says:

    Be sure to register your car w/the hotel if you use their long term parking. Cars have been towed away from the Shuttle Lodge parking in St. George,UT. when the owners utilized the parking, yet didn't register their cars w/the front desk. They returned from their vacations to no car and a large towing bill. Yikes!

  2. Amber Says:

    Hope you have a great trip, way to go on saving for it rather than using CC

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