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November and December are shaping up to be spend months. *Sigh* Normally, I would try to avoid this, but with the way the market’s been and the business at work, I’m ready for some me time. With this in mind, in the next two months, I will be attending three concerts. I’m extremely excited. I love concerts! I’ve only been to three so far in my life, so in two months, I will have doubled my grand total. Sweet! In November I will be seeing Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown, and Saving Abel all in the same show. Next I’ll see Hinder, Trapt, and Revelation Theory. And finally, I’ll see Papa Roach, Staind, and Seether. I couldn’t be happier. I love these bands! A few, I’ve already seen, but can’t wait to see again.

Hinder – seen twice already

Buckcherry – once

Revelation Theory – once

Papa Roach – once

The remaining bands, I haven’t seen yet. All three shows are guaranteed to be AMAZING!!!

Two of the shows will cost $35.00 each & one will only be $17.50.

Also tomorrow, Halloween night, I will be seeing Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with my mom. That should be a great show too! Once the new year comes, I really need to go back to being frugal and not spending so much money, but lately I’ve needed some excitement in my life and rock concerts are always a sure bet for excitement!


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Oct 17 Paycheck

Full-time Job = $1082.87

Part-time Job = $106.02

Total = $1188.89


$95.00 – to brother

$20.91 – Citibank CC (Mine)

$58.85 – Bank of America CC (Mine)

$187.28 – student loan

$98.67 – utilities

$97.11 – Chase CC (Dad)

$40.00 – transfer to regular savings (investment purchases)

$46.18 – Fuel

$6.50 – pitcher of beer with friends

$29.00 – NSF fee

$26.36 – dinner & margaritas with my sister

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Twilight the Movie

I may be completely lame in some people’s opinions, but I absolutely cannot wait for this movie to come to theaters!!! The book is amazing & I know the movie will be too! Ah! I’m not-so-secretly in love with a fictional guy, just my luck!

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This Week’s Paycheck

$797.15 – Net pay after health, dental & vision insurance; 401k & HSA contributions.

– $30.00 – Emergency Savings

– $40.00 – Vehicle Maintenance Savings


= $722.15 – Left for bills & misc.

– $141.14 – Utilities

– $187.28 – Student Loans

– $21.00 – Citibank Credit Card

– $105.00 – Parent Loans

– $31.00 – Investments

– $85.60 – Gym Memberships on Bank of America Credit Card

– $20.00 – Oil Change


= $131.13 Left Over

I think I might be going to a movie with my mother & sister Saturday night, so I should set $20.00 aside. Also, as always, I need more fuel in my vehicle. I’ll have to set another $40.00 aside for that. I will also need to set aside some money for dog food & treats. My dogs eat like they never get fed. I really need to put them on a diet.

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Barnes & Noble

I love Barnes & Noble. I could spend a small fortune there. Books are definitely a passion of mine. Reading a good book is just so magical. It sweeps you up in the story & takes you on a journey. It lets your imagination run wild. I love to get lost in a great story. The types of books I usually read are science-fiction, vampires, witches, & magic. Love stories too, but I’m not really into the cheesey romance novels.

Today, my mom, my sister, & I spent about 45 mins in B&N. Mom was looking at tattoo books & magazines. We both have a passion for brightly colored imaginative tattoos. Right now all we can do is look, but we both want to get a few more. My sister isn’t really big on reading, but she likes to go & look anyway. There were several books I wanted to buy. I’m really looking forward to the Twilight movie so I picked up the first book in the series by Stephanie Meyer. I also can’t wait for the True Blood TV series to start. So I bought Dead Until Dark the first book in the “Southern Vampire Novels”, which the TV show is based on. The books are also known as the “Sookie Stackhouse series.” At the checkout, the sales clerk asked me if I had a membership. I told her I was sure it had expired, but she offered to check to make sure. I was right, it had expired. Of course she talked me into renewing. She really didn’t have to convince me too much. I was thinking about renewing it anyway. I’ve been reading a lot more as of late & I prefer to buy my books rather then loan them from the library. I know that’s not the frugal way to go, but I like having them for keeps. Plus I’m the type of person to get busy & end up with a late charge. So all-in-all today was a very spendy day.

Twilight = $10.99

Dead Until Dark = $7.99

Calender (for Mom) = $7.99

Notebook (for Sister) = $9.95

Membership Renewal = $25.00

Subtotal = $61.92

Membership Rewards = -$3.70

Total = $58.22

See, I told you… small fortune. Oh for the love of books!

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