My planned weekend spending went ok. I spent more on clothing than planned but not by a lot. I made the mistake of going into the clearance section of the website and a holiday sweater (that I hope I can still wear by then) and a dress (same - I haven't worn a dress in over a year lol) called my name and needed to be mine. Between the 2 of them, they were $22 more than budgeted so it's ok. I just adjusted how much of the Rakuten payout was allocated. Target ended up being way less than planned, Wendy's and CVS as expected. Staying on track, and I feel like I got a little extra retail therapy to boot.
I got an email on Sunday that my federal return had been accepted, so now I am tracking the status of my refund. Still showing as received in the IRS2GO app. I'm really looking forward to that refund, as it makes some major inroads in savings goals and pays off an entire credit card balance. I knew I was going to start getting crazy with projecting progress out once I set up my balance on everything in the format that I did. But it looks like if all stays on track, by the end of the year I will have paid off 75% of my non-consolidated balances, and put $4k into my general savings. That doesn't include any progress on installment debt! Pretty cool what you can accomplish once you put your mind to it.
I was notified yesterday of my acceptance into the degree program I applied for! Very exciting stuff. I just need to wat on the transfer credit evaluation to be completed (3-4 weeks, I believe), to see what they take and what courses I still need and then I can refine the degree roadmap I created a few weeks ago. I was considering the idea of taking classes this summer, and may still take 1 or 2, but most likely will start with fall. I don't believe I can use student loans for non-credit bearing classes. And since you can only matriculate in the fall or spring, I would have to take the classes as a non-matriculated student, then I can have them converted to credit bearing. I am also trying to find out if they would be eligible for tuition reimbursement since at the time of taking them, they would not be for credit. Seems annoying and complicated, so I may just skip it. I'll need to take classes in 1-2 winter/summer sessions if I want to get the majority of my classes completed in 4 fall/spring semesters.
Things are otherwise quiet. I am self-quarantining. I was with my mother and sister on Sunday. My sister let me know on Tuesday that a guy she worked with on Friday lives with his aunt who tested positive. Unfortunately, this guy seems flaky and has not gotten tested, to our knowledge. Mom and sister were tested Tuesday, both negative. They will get tested again tomorrow. I am going to wait until Saturday, and go get tested myself. I am fairly confident I will be negative as well, and a week since my tertiary exposure feels like enough time to trust the test. I am probably being overly cautious, but I would rather do that, especially since it's really no hardship to quarantine. Mildly inconvenient....I put off doing my laundry, ordered groceries for delivery instead of going to the store, cancelled my appointment to get my license renewed at the DMV, and cancelled an oil change appointment for my car. Nothing major, and ends up keeping my February spending lower than it would have been (except the DMV and oil change will just get moved to March instead ha).