Money Mondays: 1 May 2017
May01

Money Mondays: 1 May 2017

Welcome to Money Mondays! It is the first of a new month, which means all the budget categories have reset. We normally get paid on the first business day of the month so I should be getting paid a few hours after this post goes live. (If you are not reading this post at www.howisavemoney.net or in your feed reader, it may have been stolen from my site.) I used to post my financial inflows and outflows on Fridays in the past but I...

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Friday Finances: February 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 income was: My small ‘allowance’ from my job as a graduate assistant. I did redeem a few gift cards from Swagbucks (this is my affiliate link...

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Friday Finances: January 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 income was: A $10 Walmart gift card from redeeming Swagbucks points. This week my expenses were: $14 on a car wash. This seems a bit expensive but the car...

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Budget Revision May 2013
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Budget Revision May 2013

So the time has come once again for me to revise the budget. Every few months I take a look at my budget and see if any changes need to be made and I go ahead and tweak the budget if I need to. I was previously working on a year long rolling budget in Mint…although I don’t really know why since I have a rolling annual list in a Google docs spreadsheet anyway. I found that the rolling budget had gotten messed up because of...

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The One Credit Card Experiment
Jan23

The One Credit Card Experiment

I have been using three credit cards to try to get rewards and cash back for all of my purchases. The reason I was rotating and not using just one credit card is because I believed that some of the cards were not classifying all my purchases as eligible for rewards. I have decided to be a little more scientific in my use of my cards and I will be using only ONE credit card for the entire month. For the month of February I will be...

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