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

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: January 2023

January was an interesting month spending wise, I spent the first week of the month in Toronto on vacation seeing friends and then came back up north and had to pay for airport parking for the 17 days I was gone and pet sitting for those days (insert Chrissy Teigen cringe face meme). It's funny, … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-in: January 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

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