Dam to Dam and Other Money Bits
by, 03-11-2009 at 11:37 PM (2888 Views)
So I'd like to run the Dam to Dam race this year. It's 20K race in Des Moines and this is the first year that I don't already have something planned that weekend. The entry fee is $35.00, which is super cheap compared to what I'd pay in Chicago. I'm can swing the $35.00 entry fee, but I need to figure out how I'm getting to Des Moines. Given that I'd only be going back for a couple of days, I think it would be more efficient to fly. I checked out airfare and it's about $254 for a flight. I just need to see if I can scrounge up the $254.
My other financial hits and misses...
Hit: I declined a dinner invitation with friends this week since I didn't have enough money left in my fun money category. It was hard to decline and this is the first time I've said no. Normally, I would have gone and charged it to my credit card.
Miss: A couple of us made plans to go to another one of the chicagostyle.com parties (that's not the bad part). We went to one a couple of months ago and had a blast. The bad part is that I charged my ticket. I'll be taking money from my salon budget to pay for the ticket.
And finally, I have to fulfill one more development credit for the JLC. My options for fulfilling this are: 1) contribute $100 to the Annual Fund 2) buy an $85 ticket to Windy City Nights or 3) purchase a case of cookbooks for $180.00 to sell. I'll be choosing number 2 since it's cheaper than contributing $100 and I HATE peddling things. Plus for $85.00 I get to get dressed up and go out with some friends. And its an open bar so I don't have pay additional money for drinks.