Weekly Financial Check Up: April Week 1
Apr05

Weekly Financial Check Up: April Week 1

Every Friday I post on my weekly income and expenses in an effort to keep on track of my budget for the month. By breaking down my transactions on a weekly basis I can see where my money is going and see if I am going to be able to stay under my total budget for the month. I got on a new shared phone plan and my part of the bill this month was only $25. I think I might be paying about $40 on the bill every month when it finally...

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Rolling Budget Concerns (In Mint)
Feb04

Rolling Budget Concerns (In Mint)

When I decided to have a rolling budget for the entire year of  2013 I did not anticipate the problems that were potentially associated with such a venture. I previously had my budget set up in Mint and it would reset the categories every month. I also kept a spreadsheet where I could enter my receipts on a daily basis and that also helped me to keep track of what I spent. I mostly kept the spreadsheet to monitor what went on each...

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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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Revised Rolling Budget For 2013
Jan02

Revised Rolling Budget For 2013

I have tweaked my budget and revised my budget as my situation changes and the beginning of 2013 is no exception to those changes to the budget. This is probably the simplest budget I have had in a long time because it now contains only the following six categories: -Food -Shopping -Home -Auto -Utilities -Other The budget is still a zero based budget, which means that every dollar has a purpose and is accounted for. This may not mean...

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To Do List For 2013
Dec31

To Do List For 2013

Well the time has come once again to make a list of resolutions for the new year. Some people prefer to call it their list of goals and even others just say it is their big To Do List. Whatever you decide to call your plans for the new year, the important thing is to have them visible so you can have a constant reminder of what you are working towards. Here is my To Do List or Resolutions for 2013: -Stay under total budget -Pray more...

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