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

2023 Goals/Plans/Aspirations

If you haven't already read it, I posted my goals reflections and general reflections for 2022 on Saturday. That will be the last planned Saturday post for a while, I've also already posted my blog plans and updates for 2023, including that I am full-time dropping down to five posts a week rather than six. … Continue reading 2023 Goals/Plans/Aspirations

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

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: 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

What I’m Buying in July

I'm doing a bit of a low-buy this month, May and June were pretty spendy with trips to Winnipeg and Minneapolis, and I need to bring it back in and re-focus on my other financial goals again. I do however really need some new activewear, a couple skincare restocks, and it's my birthday month so … Continue reading What I’m Buying in July

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: What I Spent in May

I know that May was going to be a bit more of a spendy month for me, I had a trip planned to get out of my one-horse town (literally, I have seen 1 horse here, and I am a former horse girl, so I notice stuff like that) and that I was looking to … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: What I Spent in May