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June 2017 Budget Roundup


Looking back at my spending this month, I have to say I did all right all things considered. I slipped very badly, falling into a sale of 50% off on this amazing dress and cashmere sweater (I am never going back to that store to be tempted again), and then got a few items at Grana (use my referral for 10% 0ff) not to mention all the other stuff I bought for lunch!

What sort of makes it all hard is I took most of the month off to go to Europe on vacation, so while I pre-spent (to the tune of $2000 being exchanged for food) in categories I have no idea about as I tracked NOTHING off that $2000 it mostly went to food, entertainment, bus tickets and things for Baby Bun (mostly). I did zero shopping for myself in that $2000 budget.


I’ll really clamp down on the spending, particularly as I need to first re-evaluate my wardrobe of its clothes (why am I unable to fit into ANYTHING comfortably now!?) and see what I am actually missing, if anything at all (spoiler alert: Nothing. I can probably wear new outfits every day for 3 months without much repetition).

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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  1. sammy

    Thank you for sharing this. You are doing very well. Keep up the great work!
    I also like your taste in things and the fact that you are quality-oriented, which is inspiring.


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