Friday, March 21, 2014

Budget Check 3/21/2014

Budget Check 9Here's my third budget update for March. Soon it'll be April and I'm hoping we can get some of those "April showers". It's so dry around here these days. We've had lots of days where the interstate and highways are closed due to blowing dust. :( The good news is, winter seems to be over! *knocks on wood*

Category
March (w/leftovers)
Spent
Remaining
Charity
$20.00
-
$20.00
EF
$20.00
$20.00+
-
Mortgage
$754.65
$754.65
-
House Repairs
$55.00
$3.23
$51.77
City Bill
$110.00
$99.29
$10.71
Gas
$82.62
$82.62
-
Cable
$155.76
$77.88
$77.88
Internet
$51.87
$51.87
-
Phone
$102.20
$102.20
-
Food
$143.20
$79.84
$63.36
Car Fuel
$65.00
$25.00
$40.00
Car Repairs
$30.00
-
$30.00
Car Insurance
$93.44
$93.44
-
Clothes and Hair
$46.42
$40.00
$6.42
Pets
$55.00
$30.00
$25.00
Household
$38.00
-
$38.00
Personal
$20.00
$20.00
-
Crossfit
$80.00
$80.00
-
Cleaning
$108.00
$36.00
$72.00
Debt
$688.99
$688.99+
-
TOTAL
$2,720.15
$2,185.72
$534.43


So far this month I have increased EF savings only a little more than the budgeted amount. I am so close to hitting the next hundred dollar mark but I'm not sure if I can put any more in my account this month. If not, this will be the lowest amount I've saved so far this year. :(

You'll also see that under the Debt category I spent the budgeted amount and then some. I put a few extra dollars toward debt this month as my calculations for how much would be left to pay off my first debt was a little off. But I did it! I eliminated the first debt in my journey and I hope this feeling of accomplishment can help carry me over until I pay off the next one!

My BFF and her hubby will be here tonight. I'm really excited to see them and I'm hoping we can find some fun and free, or at least very frugal, things to do. I will update you all early next week on the outcome. Luckily, their trips out to see me are usually MUCH cheaper than my trips to see them. The reason is because I live in a very small town and there's not that many choices for entertainment.

I don't think there's any surprising changes in my budget standings from last week. If you have questions, let me know :)

Note: If you are interested in guest-posting at Shoeaholicnomore, email me at shoeaholicnomore[at]gmail[dot]com!

6 Comments:

At March 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM , OpenID debtdebs said...

Hey, found you from Hayley's blog.
I think I'm gonna like it here - becoming debt and clutter free - love it!
I'm just starting out (blogging) but I've been debt slaying for 2 years.
~Toodles~
DD

 
At March 21, 2014 at 11:18 AM , Blogger shoeaholicnomore said...

DebtDebs,

Thanks for checking in on my blog. I'll have to hop over to yours too. Have a great weekend!

 
At March 21, 2014 at 5:47 PM , Anonymous E.M. said...

Congrats on paying off one of your debts!! That's an awesome feeling to have, and I'm sure you'll feel extra motivated to get to work on the next one. If you don't meet your EF goal this month, it's nothing to get down about. You still have the rest of the year to save, plus you were able to pay off a good chunk of debt this month. That counts for something!

 
At March 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM , Blogger shoeaholicnomore said...

thanks for the encouragement. It's just what I needed to hear :-)

 
At March 21, 2014 at 7:37 PM , Anonymous Laurie @thefrugalfarmer said...

One thing we've learned in our 14 months of paying off debt is that even little progress is progress, so pat yourself on the back for every step you make, even if it was less than you wanted to do. You're doing awesome so far, SHNM. Keep up the great work!

 
At March 21, 2014 at 8:25 PM , Blogger shoeaholicnomore said...

Laurie,

Thanks for the encouragement. It's great to hear from you. I'm really impressed with the progress you've made so far too! :)

 

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