Afternoon! I had glorious plans to go on a 6.0 mile run this morning. In preparation, I fueled up with a Glo Bar:
(I figured Iâ€™d at least take an interesting picture of said Glo bar since Iâ€™ve eaten one a day for the last week or so.)
I got dressed, found my iPod and Garmin, and was walking out of my house when I realized I REALLY DO NOT HAVE TIME to be running today. I have sooo much work to do, and my anatomy final is tonight. Run will have to wait until tomorrow! Sometimes you gotta prioritize.
I came home and had a mini lunch since I was so full from the Glo bar:
I had toasted French bread with spicy cheese + a Clementine. Yum!
Part of the reason why I am behind on my workload for the day is we are having some family issues, which leads me to the first of todayâ€™s Responsible Spending Challenge Tips.
Responsible Spending Challenge Tip #1:
My grandfather is sick, and the Husband and I are concerned that he might have major medical issues around the time of our trip to London (obviously, Grandpa comes first). I spoke to my Dad this morning and he suggested we get travelerâ€™s insurance:
It took me a while to find a plan that would cover trip cancellation or interruption in case of a medical emergency for a non-traveling family member, but eventually I did. The cost ($137 for the both of us combined) would reimburse us up to $1,800 EACH if we have to rearrange our trip.
I never used to buy insurance or protection plans, but I think sometimes itâ€™s actually more *responsible* to shell out the money up front. Can you imagine how much it would cost us to reroute international plane tickets at the last minute?? More than $137!
Responsible Spending Challenge Tip #2:
Keep an eye on your minutes! I keep going over on my cell phone plan, and Iâ€™m THIS CLOSE to going over it again this month.
It costs me 40 cents PER MINUTE when I go over, which adds up FAST.
Responsible Spending Challenge Tip #3:
Scan your bills.
Normally, I just open bills, look at the amount due, and write the check. I started to actually READ the bills as part of my Responsible Spending Challenge and realized we are paying $11.99 for HBO â€“ which we never actually signed up for. Oops! I called and complained.
And nowâ€¦ Free Stuff!
Since weâ€™ve all been so responsible with our money lately, itâ€™s time for some FREE STUFF! :) Chobani is coming out with two new flavors, 2% Strawberry Banana and 0% Raspberry. To celebrate, the nice folks at Chobani asked me to host a little contest.
The winner of this giveaway will receive a CASE of Chobani Greek Yogurt and a free lunch bag. Think of all the money youâ€™ll save at the grocery store! 🙂
To win this prize, simply leave a comment describing your first job. Iâ€™ll pick a winner tomorrow at lunch. My first job was as a grocery store cashier, and I was 16.