Well. I suppose if I'd been more careful about my spending these last few years I wouldn't be in this situation, but oddly enough for someone who comes from a family of bookkeepers and accountants, I've never been much good at fiscal discipline and clamping down on impulsive spending. These next couple of months, I'm going to do my damnedest to avoid buying anything aside from what I have to have, which means cutting back on lunches and dinners out. One of the useful tools for tracking this sort of thing is the Personal Spending Report on wellsfargo.com; it's impressive enough at tracking what I do with my debit and credit cards that I've never gotten around to making use of Quicken, which has sat undisturbed on Cowzilla ever since I bought it.
This weekend: shopping, gaming, 12 Monkeys, and data entry.