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

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

My Pay Week Routine

As a part of working to pay off my debt and generally "get ahead" I have established a pay week routine to help me plan in detail where every dollar is going. Essentially it's part of a zero-based budget routine. Which many finance people talk about, but Dave Ramsey is one of the biggest proponents … Continue reading My Pay Week Routine

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