April 2018 Budget Roundup: The Income & The Expenses
THE INCOME = $23,272.36
Day Job: $22,218.11
Day job .. is my day job. It’s what I earn each month, working 40 hours a week. Nothing to see here. Boring.
Save. Spend. Splurge. Products sold, include:
- The Budgeting Tool
- The Investing Tool
- Book: How to start a blog and make an extra $1000 a month
- Book: How to invest your money forever and spend less than 4 hours a year (U.S. & Canada versions available)
- Wanderlust Scarves
- Consulting Services – Career and Money
WELL THIS WAS A TERRIBLE MONTH…
I feel like I went backwards.
Zero in affiliate payments? Dang.
It is just so volatile, I never know if what I am doing is right or not.
INCOME GOALS FOR THE NEXT MONTH
Looks like I’ll be staying…
So it looks like I’ll be staying for a few more months. At least two.
Nothing official yet but *shrug*.. I’m sort of getting worn out.
THE EXPENSES = $4178.88
Déjà vu AGAIN or what? March Expenses (as well as February) was around $4000 as well. :\
This feels quite normal now… Maybe my real budget should be $4000 a month.
THIS month…. was a tax bill.
$3000 was my goal. I had a tax bill. Then I gave myself $1000 to spend on whatever I wanted.
So obviously.. I stayed around $2700 if I had not purchased anything by shopping online.
The good news is that it is all thrifted and the deals were INSANE.
Stress = Shopping = Secondhand Thrifting = Feeling Better
My top 5 spending areas are very admirable this month
Clothing beat out Household Equipment. LOL. Well. 🙂
Every 3 months, expect a big tax bill. Hello home ownership.
We sold our old BBQ and used that money towards a new charcoal one. We paid about $100-ish out of pocket.
The rest of the equipment is us buying the now discontinued Dyson Animal V6 because there is a NEW version out, so we bought the old version that was being cleared out of old stock.
We love it by the way. The Dyson Animal V6 from what we had originally. The vacuum has a much wider rotating head, a rubberized section, and the hair doesn’t get caught in the rotating head (as often). It is a huge improvement.
Eating Out / Treats
I was actually very good on this front. I cut back HARD on spending on eating out because I was compensating for all that *cough* secondhand shopping.
I’m pretty happy with what I managed to save in terms of eating out. I did well.
So…. well. It started with ONE PAIR of Rag & Bone Harrow boots, and spiralled into a $1000 spree. *cough*
I had $0 as a budget until I tried on a yellow primer to counteract my undereye bags, and was SOLD. So I picked up this Nyx Yellow Concealer for $5.