How Did I Do On My 2010 Goals?

It is time again to look at goals and resolutions from this year and focus on those for next year. For 2010 I decided to have Three Simple Goals and I just wanted to take a look at how I did. My three goals for the year were Reduce Leave Magnetize and I think I did pretty well on them. Reduce meant that I wanted to reduce the amount of debt that I was carrying and I not only did I reduce my debt but I completely eliminated it and I am...

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Monthly Financial Update: October 2010

I was able to come out of October 2010 at $278.07 in the black despite spending some extra money on things that were a bit more expensive than I had planned. This was partly due to having a big amount in the splurge fund that I used for some fun stuff for myself, along with getting some more advertising on the blog. I only bought $25.28 in gas, which left me with $49.72 in my gas budget for the month. I might end up spending a lot on...

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Thanks For Nothing Chase!
Oct27

Thanks For Nothing Chase!

So I have a Chase Freedom card that offered cash back and the most exciting part of that was I was able to redeem 200 cash rewards for a $250 check. I used to get: 3% cash back on my top five spending categories and 1% cash back on all purchases. That meant I was getting a BONUS $50 because all the other redemption points were at a rate of 1 to 1 as follows: redeem 10 cash rewards for a $10 check redeem 50 cash rewards for a $50 check...

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Tracking My Finances In 2010: October Week 2
Oct08

Tracking My Finances In 2010: October Week 2

I have decided to post my weekly spending for the previous week on Fridays so you know how my cash has been flowing for the week. Please note that I get paid on the last day of the month so my cash flow net effect will usually be negative until the last day of the month. This does not mean that I am adding to my debt, it just means that the money coming in is less than the money going out because bills are due starting on the first...

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Monthly Financial Update August 2010

I made it through the month of August 2010 and came out $469.13 in the black!!!!! I almost lost my mind when I saw those figures and had to go back and double check because I knew I spent a lot and was over budget in a lot of areas and had even used some splurge fund money as well. The reason for still being in the black despite the extra spending was due to a small bonus I got for attending training and workshops over the summer, as...

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