How Much Money Do You Have Left?

How Much Money Do You Have Left?

When was the last time you had no money left? I mean that literally. NO MONEY. Nothing in your bank account. Nothing in your wallet. No emergency $20 hidden under your mattress. Nothing in a piggy bank or the cup holder in your car. Nothing until payday – which could still be days or maybe even weeks away. While I hope that no one is ever in this situation, I...

How I’m Saving Money in 2017

How I'm Saving Money in 2017 - My Life, I Guess

When I was unemployed, saving money felt impossible. I wanted it to be a priority, but we were struggling just to pay our bills. Now that I’m working full-time again, I’ve been focusing a lot on getting our finances – and our savings – back on track. Here’s how I’m saving money in 2017: Save First When we were living paycheck to paycheck we wanted to save money, but there...

January 2014 Money Recap

money recap

This money recap is a lie! I moved this past weekend, but I’ve decided for simplicity and consistency sake NOT to include moving expenses in this post. My intention is to capture all those figures in a post of its own, once it’s better sorted out and not being carried (temporarily) on the credit card. But even without including these costs, I didn’t do too well overall in January.  ...

December 2013 Money Recap

money recap

Not surprisingly, December was an expensive month. As in I spent about $550 more than I made, including the money I received for Christmas  – but it wasn’t Christmas’s fault. Rent this month was nearly doubled because of the deposit on the new place and I had to start paying back my student loan. (Or perhaps it’s me overspending on fast food and entertainment again!) Let’s take a closer look,...