Financial Fitness Check-In: May ’23

For some reason, I am really struggling with how to start this this month, so I'm just going to start writing and see what happens. This is the overall breakdown of everywhere my money went in the month of May. This chart is very illuminating to me because I would really like to see a … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: May ’23

What I’m Buying in May

Oh May, I am so torn on how to plan this. There are so many things that I would like to purchase before my trip, for the upcoming weddings, for my spring wardrobe that I cannot figure out how to plan it out and so we will be working this out together throughout this post. … Continue reading What I’m Buying in May

A Year of Outfit Tracking

On May 8 of last year, I bought something I had been thinking about buying for a while, Becca aka @blondebrokeandbougie on Instagram and Tiktok, sells a Google Sheet outfit tracker. And I have been using it every day since then (I think I've forgotten a couple outfits, and there were a few days where … Continue reading A Year of Outfit Tracking

April Financial Fitness Check-In

April was a weird month, because I both had significantly more income than I was expecting, but I also spent way more than I was expecting, partly as a result of that and I still have some outstanding reimbursements as some of the things I bought were for other things. In my bills category I … Continue reading April Financial Fitness Check-In

Financial Fitness Check-In: March 2023

To be completely frank, I was a bit of an idiot in March. Not totally, I'll get into it in the breakdown, but some of it was just me not thinking. I'm really working on tightening the belt in April, May, and June so that I can have fun on what is working out to … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: March 2023

Thoughts On Emergency Funds

Last week I found myself thinking about drawing on my emergency fund, not for an emergency but for a variety of potential things: summer tires for my car, to make a bigger dent in my credit card debt, to not use overdraft, to buy a kitchen island, and a million other things. I sometimes find … Continue reading Thoughts On Emergency Funds

Financial Fitness Check-in: February 2023

February was a disappointing but significantly less expensive month than it was supposed to be. I was supposed to go down to Minneapolis for a long weekend and do some shopping and go to a Maggie Rogers concert, but instead I broke my tailbone so I spent most of February lying on my stomach with … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-in: February 2023

Financial Fitness Check-In: December 2022

Welcome to the first financial fitness check-in where I am using my own spreadsheet rather than Mint and a pen and paper. It's kind of it's first test run. The one thing I cannot figure out is how to combine what I've classed as my "Bills" chart and my "Expenses" chart into one pie chart … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: December 2022

What I’m Buying in December

It is so interesting to make this post this month, because despite it being December, famously one of the spendiest months of the year. I'm not planning on buying that much? Of course, I didn't put the Christmas presents I'm buying in the collage (I know my sister sometimes reads this, I don't think anyone … Continue reading What I’m Buying in December

Financial Fitness Check-in: November 2022

November was not nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be, I really thought I had totally blown my budget. There was just so much unexpected work travel, and while I get reimbursed for it, it still ends up costing money in food and then you're tired the next day so you buy … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-in: November 2022