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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Friday Finances: June 2014, 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. This week my expenses were: All I did was pay the phone bill. It is the final week of the month and also the halfway mark for the year so I do need to take a look at...

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Friday Finances: June 2014 Week 3
Jun20

Friday Finances: June 2014 Week 3

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: $53.04 for an Amazon Prime Student membership. I have to buy a LOT of textbooks (which I try to turn around and resell) and just realized...

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Rising Gas Prices Don’t Bother Me
Jun16

Rising Gas Prices Don’t Bother Me

Rising gas prices don’t bother me this summer. I know that the price at the pump is steadily increasing but my budget already has this accounted for. I simply set a monthly budget for gas in my zero based budget in Mint. I then allow Mint to roll over any unused amounts so that if I don’t spend the full amount in one month I will have a little extra cushion for the next month. By the same token if I happen to spend more in...

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