Friday Finances: October 2015 Week 5

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. All income and expenses are recorded in Mint and any amounts are rolled over into the next month. This week my expenses were: $16.93 on food. I think I spend more on...

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Friday Finances: October Week 4
Oct23

Friday Finances: October Week 4

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. All income and expenses are recorded in Mint and any amounts are rolled over into the next month. This week my expenses were: $6.38 at Firehouse for a sandwich for...

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Trying To Save On My Electric Bill
Sep20

Trying To Save On My Electric Bill

Now that I have to pay the full electric bill on my own I am really looking for ways to save on my electric bill. In the past, there was a cap on the amount of the bill that we had to pay. This is because the apartment paid $30 per resident towards the bill. I usually had low electric bills, depending on the room mate that I had. Since our complex has been bought by a new company, they decided they no longer want to do this. We have...

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Friday Finances: September 2015, Week 2
Sep11

Friday Finances: September 2015, Week 2

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. All income and expenses are recorded in Mint and any amounts are rolled over into the next month. This week my expenses were: $8.41 on lunch because I went out with a...

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Friday Finances: September 2015 Week 1

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. All income and expenses are recorded in Mint and any amounts are rolled over into the next month. This week my expenses were: $10 for a massage. This was actually the...

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Is It A Good Idea To Pre-Pay Your Rent?
Aug20

Is It A Good Idea To Pre-Pay Your Rent?

I was speaking to a new friend who just moved to my apartment complex. She told me that she had prepaid her rent for the whole year so that she did not have to worry about it. I told her that I did not think it was a good idea to pre-pay the rent especially since she had such a large rent bill and the money could have been put to some other use. She pays $450 a month and she paid 12 months up front. That means she paid $5,400 to the...

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