Category Archive: The Monthly Budget

Jan 06 2014

Budget In Review: Where did our money go in 2013?

Every year, I like to do a review of our finances. I think it helps to sort of check in and see how you’re doing financially and if you’re meeting your financial goals. Now that I have a couple of years’ worth of data collected, it made things a bit more interesting. For example, here …

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Feb 04 2013

January 2012: Budget Recap and Goals Progress

I decided to get back into monthly recaps on our budget and goals to see if we’re staying on track. Here was our proposed 2013 budget And this was our actual budget for January Due to our unexpected drop in income, savings and student loan repayment took a hit. I also added a column for …

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Jan 02 2013

Budget in Review: Where did our money go in 2012?

I try and keep track of every single penny Eric and I earn and spend. It’s not too time consuming and I enjoy it. I decided to compare how our money was spent last year, as opposed to this year because we’ve had a LOT of changes. For every $100 we earned, we spent on …

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Jul 06 2012

Back to Broke Newlyweds

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June was hard. Really, really hard. I was on such a high recently, with us moving into a new place, everything going great, getting a promotion, and decorating. And slowly the wheels started to unravel. We’re still trying to get back on track since Eric’s injury in April which resulted in 5 weeks of no …

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Apr 30 2012

How I make extra money: April 2012

Every month, I keep track of how I make extra money. My goal for 2012 is to make $2,500 in side hustle income so we can finally go on a honeymoon and also attend our friend’s wedding in Cancun in October. All side hustle money is saved in a separate account, that will go toward …

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Feb 24 2012

February 2012: Where did our money go?

You may be thinking this is a bit early, but at the beginning of the year, I decided to coincide our budgets with pay cycles rather than the months. This works out a lot better for us, because we’re working with 4 week cycles and bill cycles. Since today is payday, that means our March …

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