Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weekly Money Check-Up

Weekly Money Check-Up is a weekly series on My Pretty Pennies

1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on plane tickets for our trip to visit my family at Christmas. Just over $300 each, which is more than I wanted but less than it could be!
2. Today I am thankful for a day off! I took today and every Monday for the rest of the year off to use up my vacation time and deal with some things that need to be dealt with during business hours. Today was super-productive, and I'm feeling good.
3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free thing I did last week that made me happy was attend a conference for work. Okay, it's not like I really had a choice in the matter, but all my expenses were covered and it will help me be better at my job.
4. I will consider this week a success if I make a decision about home owner's insurance and sign up for a policy.
5. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving! Five days off in a row - what a luxury!


  1. I'm surprised at the price of the plane tickets. Here in Europe the low cost companies brought prices way down. Is it an internal flight? Or your parents live abroad?

  2. Hi Dinheiro,

    Nope, that's just what plane tickets cost here. We're going from one major international airport in the middle of the country to another major international airport about 1,000 miles away and it's $309 each - plus more if we check any suitcases (which we don't). The low-cost companies like RyanAir and the like don't exist here. $309 IS a discount ticket! Crazy, right?


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