July 18, 2013

Oops, I spent it again

Well, we haven't even officially rented out the new condo yet.  Haven't replaced any money in our savings account and haven't made any new payments on my student loans.  But what did I do?  I spent a whole bunch of money on airfare to go to California.

I've been wanting to go visit my dad.  I asked Little Ripples the other day if she would rather go to Disney or visit Grandpa and she said, "I really miss Grandpa." Awwww!  Super Cute.  So anyways I happened to see that a straight through flight from Cleveland to LA was only $320 per person, round trip including taxes.

I purchased tickets for the family to go in January.  Yep, that's right, I spent $1280 on air fare and put it on my credit card.  And I call myself Frugal...  Uggh!

My goal is to have it paid off before I will pay any interest.  But if I really need to, I can take money out of savings although I really don't want to.

I'm so super excited though.  We aren't going until January, but I can't wait.  My dad and his wife haven't seen my kids since Baby Ripples was actually a baby and had just turned 1 and Little Ripples had just turned 4.  It's been almost 2 years since our last visit.

Our expenses once we go won't be too bad.  We will be staying in one of my dad's time shares and will use my Disney Rewards money to go to Disneyland.  I have never been to Disneyland so that will be super cool too.


  1. I must say, that sounds like a super cheap trip from OH to CA! That's even cheaper than mine from MD to IL, and it's well over half the distance. You have time to make up the money, so hopefully you will be able to and not have to set yourself back. Looks like the kids will get a 2 for 2 with visiting their grandfather and going to Disney!

    1. I almost bought them last week and by the time I got home from work they went up $200 per person. So when I saw the price dropped again, I figured I better jump on it.

  2. Sounds like a good price on the airfare and family is important!

  3. Sometimes time spent with family out weighs being frugal. I figure that is why I am frugal in other areas so that when a opportunity arises to see family, I can take it :)