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: 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

Financial Fitness Check-In: April 2022

March and April have been such a change from January and February this year that I almost feel like I have whiplash, I definitely still feel confused about so much. Like why do I feel guiltier about spending money, now that I actually have some than I did when I was constantly maxing out my … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: April 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

Financial Fitness Check-In: February 2022

2022 so far is the year that I set a goal of never using my overdraft protection and the year that I am consistently using my overdraft protection. Although I do think that March, with all the overtime I've been putting in, the COVID pay, and the pet sitting I have booked, I think this … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: February 2022

Financial Fitness Check-In: January 2022

I have a lot of financial goals this year, and to be honest we are not off to a good start. I think that this month will turn things around if I continue to keep my spending in check. I think most people find January to be a lean month, at least people that celebrate … Continue reading Financial Fitness Check-In: January 2022