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Final Holiday Transfer

June 1st, 2016 at 04:25 am

I've spent time working out the June budget so that we will be ok and worked out the holiday spending. It's not that pretty but it is what it is.

Final repayment of flights (1/3): 252
+ other travel items purchased on CC: 458
+ final instalment of spending money: 721

= 1431
- 803 savings transferred in from holiday fund
$ 628

The holiday fund is now sitting at $1537 to be repaid back once I am back from holidays. It feels like a lot but I did only book this holiday three months ago, and to go to Europe from Australia is a pretty expensive thing - our UK friends who come over save for a couple of years to be able to do this, so I have kept this in perspective. It will be fine.

The Mini EF is way higher than the usual $2500 cash amount I wanted to leave available so when more of the holiday fund is repaid I could definitely buy more shares.

The Maxi EF (the shares) last night was at $2,999.16! We have a $3000 share portfolio! (ok it has dipped down a bit today). Small victories Smile

Tomorrow I will be clearing the credit card and have just transferred the $803 over, and will be transferring some money to the travel money card. There is 518GBP there, I would like to have 750GBP by the time I go (and 300GBP cash). It will work out to 50GBP spending money per day, hopefully this is doable and I don't overspend too much.


In other news B and I have been watching House Rules (Australian renovation competition show) and they had a nice walk-in closet and B has decided he wants to change ours to look like it! He might do a bit of work while I'm gone on it.

5 Responses to “Final Holiday Transfer”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Exciting!! I could never make it to Australia on only three months notice so you have done really well. I don't think you will overspend, you've paid for things in advance and seem really organised.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks SG!! I hope to be ok, have been lucky to save a bit before going, I guess we've been lucky enough to get a few quiet months. CANNOT BELIEVE ITS HAPPENING So Quickly!!! (Excitement is starting to set in)

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Is next week your last week at work? It has creeped up. I think you will be fine Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Wouldn't that be a nice surprise to come home to a walk in closet!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    A walk in closet - how nice!

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