Monthly Status Report: April 2017

Hap­py May, friends! With the addi­tion of my month­ly rental line items, I am chang­ing the month­ly report for­mat. Please note I also have some affil­i­ate links in the posts now, as they help off­set the costs to keep this blog run­ning. Let me know how you like the changes in the com­ments! Why do I do a month­ly … Read more

Monthly Status Report: April 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

Help! I can’t stop spending money!

If any of you have noticed a rather high-pitched screech­ing sound ema­nat­ing from the Mid­west, it’s prob­a­bly my wal­let com­plain­ing about all the times I’ve used it already this month. I’ve been on a seri­ous spend­ing spree the last few weeks, and unlike most 25-year-old women, I’m not hap­py about it. Grant­ed, that may have some­thing to … Read more