I apologize for the TV purchase, most of you didn't like that one too much BUT rest assured and don't worry, I will have it paid off this at the end of this month. The issue now is the wife wants a new chair or recliner to hang out with the baby. I swear someone told me to get a good rocking chair to use with the baby, that it was essential for rocking and feeding. Did I listen? Of course not, and now the wife is asking me for a chair to do just that.
More spending! but hopefully this is the last big item. The plan is to get something that can go with our furniture and also serve the purpose of rocking the baby. I also want something that I can use a few years down the road so I decided to go with a leather recliner. I saw this one at Macy's for $599.00 but I remember seeing it a couple of weeks ago on sale for $499.99:
I tried it out in the store and it was very comfortable. I also read the reviews and most people seem to like it. The quality for that price is not bad so as soon as I see it for $499 I will go order it. Don't worry, I will not be adding any more debt. The reason I chose Macy's is because we have tons of gift cards from there that we haven't used. This is how much money we have saved up:
$100 Macy's Gift Card: Wife's Birthday Gift.
$75 Macy's Gift Card: I got this as a store credit when I returned Christmas gifts.
$50 Macy's Gift Card: Citi Thank You rewards, 5,000 points.
$40 Macy's Gift Card: Award I won from my previous consulting client.
$30 Macy's Gift Card: Not sure about this one... I think it was a birthday gift?
$100 cash: Miscellaneous cash we got at the hospital when baby was born.
$50 Target Visa: Baby gift.
That's all the money we have saved up. I also have a change jar that is full, usually I get $50 at Coinstar when full. I think you can get gift cards on there and avoid their fee. The rest of the money will come from our checking account and this purchase will be paid in full and with cash- NO DEBT!