Sunday, June 2, 2013

And we are on to June...

My challenge in May was to get out and move more. I was definitely pretty successful with that. I didn't do something every day like I had wanted to but Clark got walked more and I started going to the gym more. I'd say I was at 75% for the month. I consider myself a work in progress so I'm ok with what I did. I'm going to keep at it this month!

Now that it's June, I'm starting a new challenge. For those of you that are new to the blog or don't know me, I work for a non-profit organization. Which means I don't make a million dollars and I live on a budget. I love my job and it's fine for right now. But I don't have a whole lot of excess money. This past month, I had some extra expenses (Clark got sick and I had to pay my bar dues) so I'm kind of in recovery mode. And I had to start paying back one of my student loans this month so that stinks. I really want to move out of my current living situation in either July or August so I need to save this month.

SOOOO I'm going to try to put myself on a spending budget this month. I'm giving myself $300 for the month for fun stuff. Included in "fun stuff" is going out to eat, getting drinks, clothing, and any other fun stuff. I'm not including gas, groceries, or other bills in that amount though because I don't feel like that part of my spending is out of control. And the reason why it's $300 for the month is because I'm going to San Antonio this weekend for my friends annual Beer Fest (except we're calling it Margarita Fiesta since it's in San Antonio) and I know I'm going to need some extra spending money (good thing I already paid for my hotel before I decided to do this).

Some of my goals for the month to help with the spending-

  1. Obviously don't spend all $300
  2. Grab less fast food  for lunch and after work so I'll have to plan my meals better.
  3. Don't buy any new clothing/shoes unless absolutely necessary (this is going to be so hard because I love online shopping).
  4. Come up with fun, creative, and less expensive ways to entertain myself. 
I'm going to check in each Sunday with my spending. I'm writing everything down and then I'll report it here. We'll see how I do!

Saturday, June 1st- $0
Sunday, June 2nd- $0

So far, so good!


Whitney H said...

Good luck! I'm trying to be a little more careful with what I spend too, just because my fast food consumption is a little out of control. Let's see if I can do it!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so right there with you on the watching every penny you spend. As someone who just started all over its amazing how quick it can all go if you eat out all the time. I hate seeing money go out the window with nothing but a bigger butt to show for it.