I Will NOT Join The 52 Week Money Challenge
Jan05

I Will NOT Join The 52 Week Money Challenge

I am sure that you all have seen the 52 week money challenge going around. This challenge is where every week you save an amount equal to the week of the year that you are in. This means in week 1 you will save $1 and in week 7 you will save $7. By the end of the year, your final savings deposit should be $52 and you would have saved $1,378 plus any interest earned. This challenge has been around for some time but every year it begins...

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Messed Up My One Year Rolling Budget
Oct16

Messed Up My One Year Rolling Budget

So I just messed up my one year rolling budget in Mint. It was an accident but it is still a little bit annoying. I got a new credit card…which I will talk about later and since I already had another card from the same provider I thought it would be easy to add it in Mint. I never thought that adding the new card  would have messed up my one year rolling budget but that is what happened. I tried to add the card in Mint but then...

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Happy First Of The Month!
Oct01

Happy First Of The Month!

So it is the beginning of a new month and I got a raise!!! We are paid minimally as teaching assistants but it was announced that this semester we will be getting a small increase in our salary. I know in the financial world we tell everyone that they should not practice lifestyle inflation. Lifestyle inflation occurs when you get a raise and also increase your budgets to reflect that raise. However I have been living on a very tight...

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Where Am I With My Rolling Budget For 2014?
Sep30

Where Am I With My Rolling Budget For 2014?

I decided to have a one year rolling budget this year so I could have a better idea of how much I really spent and made (apart from my salary) over the course of one year. I used to simply do a rolling budget on a monthly basis and would reset all the budget categories every month so they would not roll over to the following month. I would therefore start every month with a zero balance from the previous month last year. This year I...

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Friday Finances: July 2014 Week 1
Jul04

Friday Finances: July 2014 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. This week my expenses were: $26.57 for electricity this month. We are having more days where it is over 100 degrees all day long and then still very hot all night so I...

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