Friday Finances: January 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: $5.00 on a candle from Target. Yes I...

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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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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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Friday Finances: June 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: $59.31 on various household items including kitty litter. I also paid tuition for summer school and THAT was a fairly large bill as summer...

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Financial Month In Review: March 2014

It is time to do a check up of my financial month so that I can see where I stand. I have been using a rolling budget since the beginning of the year and I need to do periodical checks to see if I am on the right track financially. The rolling budget is very simple to set up and use. I created a zero based budget in Mint where every dollar is accounted for in some way. I have spending categories set up for things like Gas and Food and...

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