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,...

October 2013 Money Recap

money recap

I did a pretty bad job of tracking my spending this month because my bank is stupid. See, my direct deposit and all my automatic monthly payments (car loan, insurance, etc.) are all through this one account – but they also charge ridiculous fees (like $1 per transaction). So I have a second, no-fee account which I have been using for all my day-to-day purchases. This was easy to manage...