July 2018: Income & Expenses Budget Roundup
THE INCOME = $23,361.82
Day Job: $22,213.17
Day job .. is my day job. It’s what I earn each month, working 40 hours a week.
I don’t charge or work overtime if I can help it.
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
INCOME GOALS FOR THE NEXT MONTH
I don’t really have any. I know it’s really trendy these days to talk about that, but… no. I don’t have any.
Honestly, my goal is just to keep working on a contract and keep making money.
I was thinking I would work more overtime and make more money, but WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT? I am already busy as-is, and I don’t need more stress.
The only income goals I could have, are blog-related. I guess I could hustle more, but I don’t want to be That Blogger.. you know, the kind that shoves everything in your face and makes you eat it for breakfast?
Not my style..
THE EXPENSES = $4,444.32
Spending I am good at, however 😉
So in partly place of stress shopping to stop bringing in more stuff into my house, I am stress EATING (and stress spa-ing.. if that is even a verb).
I am going out to eat, I am trying to calm myself down with great plates of food, and it is I think, marginally better than buying new stuff — at least it just disappears.
Here is how I broke down my spending this month — you can see I have done a lot of self-care on myself as well – laser hair removal has made a huge difference so far. I am not worrying about razors on my vacation any longer.
Just in case it wasn’t clear enough, this is how I prioritize my life:
Really though, after laser hair removal, the only thing I could do again is skin treatments – more laser intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments, or .. none at all.
I have noticed a big difference in my skin lately, and I wonder if it is because I am eating less meat in general, or maybe I am just taking much better care of my skin than before – daily, morning exfoliations for instance.
That does it.