We’ve Saved 2/3rds Of Our RTW Budget

by Kim on March 30, 2011 · 16 comments

This is a picture of Brian with the first material thing we have purchased since January 31, 2011 when we bought new hardware for our kitchen cabinets at Home Depot (ain’t it fun being an adult?).  In case you are wondering, this little contraption is called a jigger– a bartending tool used to measure liquor. 

We do make the most excellent margaritas.

In the past six weeks Brian and I have eaten in restaurants, gone to the movies, and had our fair share of drinks in bars.  But we have not purchased one single book, item of clothing, dish towel, picture frame, or generic doodad.  Well, aside from the jigger. 

And all of that non-buying leads us to this:

As of today we have saved 2/3rds of our world travel fund

Well, at least 2/3rds of our (original) savings goal.

And while we’ve had to increase our savings goal because of our house situation (sad face) it still feels nice to reach this milestone.  I’ve been waiting for this 2/3rds mark for a long time.

Slowly, slooowwlllyy we are getting there.

Tonight, we celebrate.  Cheers!


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy March 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Woo Hoo!!!! That’s awesome! I am so psyched for you two!


Kim March 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Yay, thanks Amy!!


Gillian @OneGiantStep March 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Cheers! I can’t think of a better purchase to mark the occasion!!


Kim March 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Thanks Gillian, neither could we!


Brian March 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Congratulations on your milestone. I like that the one thing you bought was small and light enough to take with you!


Kim March 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Oh, good point Brian, hadn’t even considered that!


jill- Jack and JIll Travel March 31, 2011 at 9:22 am

Congrats on meeting the milestone!


Kim March 31, 2011 at 10:17 am

Thanks guys 🙂


NodToStyle March 31, 2011 at 11:12 am

awesome!!! i just started saving for a mini-travel goal myself, this is great inspiration!


Kim April 1, 2011 at 9:38 am

Yay, you’ll get there!


Mike Lenzen April 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Congrats, it just keeps getting easier to save the closer you get to your departure date. You’ll have no problem making it the rest of the way.


Kim April 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Thanks Mike! We are getting close. I believe we’ll make it too!


Rebecca April 17, 2011 at 3:27 am



Kim April 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

Yay, thanks!


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