monthly recap

November Recap & December Goals

November was a surprisingly good month for my budget but not such a great one for meeting goals.  I only overspent in two categories, and the money I saved in other areas more than made up for it.   I should note that my monthly budget does not include our Christmas budget, which we set [...]

October Recap & November Goals

October was another month that just flew by.  Did I miss a memo somewhere about time speeding up in 2010?  I can't believe the year is almost over!  Seriously, where did it go? Budget-wise, I didn't do too badly, but also not as great as I had hoped, either.  I was actually feeling really confident [...]

September Recap & October Goals

I meant to post this budget recap yesterday but I was so excited about my new couponing series that I decided to put the boring stuff off for a day.  I don't know how it was for you, but September flew by for me.  I actually felt like I blinked and the month was over. [...]

August End-of-Month Budget Recap

September marks the beginning of my third month on my new budget. When I started this adventure two months ago, our marital spats about money had reached epic proportions.  We had just spent the first half of the year remodeling our home, and while we had saved for our remodel for more than three years, [...]

New Beginnings

I have always loved the back-to-school season.  There is something about the hint of fall in the air, new school supplies and school clothes, the idea of a fresh start that just gets me every time.  It has been many years since I was a student, but now, finally, this year I have a child [...]

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