Good day, folks! Someartteacher here (aka Dee) from Losing Stuff Gaining Freedom, checking in with my wonderful budget that Crystal
helped me make created for me two weeks ago. I have pretty good news on all accounts. Pun intended!
(Crystal’s note: You can check out the original post about creating the $2000/month budget that you see below by clicking here. It’s $2000 in expenses, $1000 for savings for her goal, and $200 savings for her car fund. She’s aiming to save $1000 per month as a public school teacher so she can afford to buy her own trailer in cash and have an emergency fund to boot by August 2014.)
Results 2 Weeks In
I went over on car insurance due to the fact that I could save more by paying 6 months at once. And my electric is over a bit, but I am making up for that with my below-expected restaurant spending. Turns out, when I have to put the numbers in the computer screen, I eat out less. It’s hard to justify all of the restaurant food when I have nummy stuff just sitting in the fridge.
I only felt tight on my budget when I wanted to go to Goodwill today. I know that I really and truly don’t need more clothing, but it’s kinda’ my bad day fix. To be truthful, the budget may be the best thing for limiting my accumulation of things that I don’t need.
I am super excited to get my next paycheck and toss it into those savings accounts. Dream trailer here I come!
Any suggestions for Someartteacher as she finishes one month? I think she’s doing great! I’m also super excited that she plans on updating everyone as she goes. It looks like she’s on target to hit all of her savings goals by the end of the budget month. Go, girl, go!!!