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 November

I'm not planning on buying much in November, not a no-buy but just really scaling it back. I also want to really refocus on saving. I want to have enough savings to be able to apply for jobs all over and not be worried about how much it costs to move there, I want to … Continue reading What I’m Buying in November

Financial Fitness Check-In: October 2022

October was a much more expensive month than I expected it would be or thought it was. There were a couple annual expenses that I forgot about and I impulse decided to buy concert tickets for Maggie Rogers in February. The other financial thing that is a big relief is that I have new landlords, … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: October 2022

Financial Fitness Check-In: September 2022

I need to preface September 2022's check-in by saying that this was the first time I have taken a proper vacation since pre-pandemic, maybe even since 2018, and that I had been saving for months for it. It's also the first vacation I've ever taken with like real adult money. So saying I spent moneyyy … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: September 2022

Financial Fitness Check-in: August 2022

This was a bit of a weird month, it felt like I didn't do anything, go anywhere, or buy anything, but I somehow spent a ton of money?? Some of it is for future stuff, like travel tickets for while I'm home, but most of it is bills and food. This was also one of … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-in: August 2022

Financial Fitness Check In: July ’22

This post was supposed to go up last Friday, but instead I went out on Thursday night instead of writing it. July was a more expensive month than I planned it to be, I started out the month saying I wanted to do a no-buy, or at least a low-buy and I really did not … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check In: July ’22

Financial Fitness Check-In: June 2022

June was an amazing month, I did some travel, I was social, I crossed some things off my shopping list and 2022 plans, and had some adventures. Unfortunately, that does mean that I had a more expensive month than I was hoping for. I don't regret it so much as I know I have to … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: June 2022

Financial Fitness Check-In: March 2022

Coming into March I had a feeling that this would be the month that turned things around. I had so many reimbursements, so much overtime, so much COVID pay, some pet sitting (that turned into a lot of pet sitting!) and I have never been so right about something. I have money in multiple savings … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: March 2022