15. – May Budget Review & Shopping Ban Updates

So first of all, I am still doing gloriously with my shopping ban. I haven’t bought anything unnecessary – & I haven’t even been tempted to. When I first started the shopping ban I was extremely nervous – even just writing the post on here officially committing to it – but it’s been so muchContinue reading “15. – May Budget Review & Shopping Ban Updates”

13. – May Budget (My First Go At Budgeting)

Thank you so much to Ms. Afro Penny for challenging me to make a budget for May. I don’t know how I didn’t think of making a budget when I made this blog. It’s the most basic idea when trying to take control of your finances & yet somehow it just floated right past me. So seriously,Continue reading “13. – May Budget (My First Go At Budgeting)”

No. 9 – The Silver Lining

My shopping ban has been going beautifully so far & I feel very optimistic about it. With how much money stress I’m under with the sudden 20% decrease in our income next month & how much I’ve been thinking about money – even spending it on necessities stresses me out at the moment. So thereContinue reading “No. 9 – The Silver Lining”

No. 8 – Money Just Became More Stressful FUUCCKK

So I just learned about 20 minutes ago that we’re losing 1/5th of our income as of May 10th. Uggghhhhhhh. This is so not what I needed to hear while I’m focusing so much on & trying so hard to get out of debt. I don’t want to go into the details of why ourContinue reading “No. 8 – Money Just Became More Stressful FUUCCKK”

No. 4 – A Big Purchase: Raised Garden Bed ($160)

I let myself spend this money because my husband & I had been planning to do this for a long time. This bed (as you can probably see) is next to the stairs in the backyard. We & anyone who visits us only use these stairs (back door is so much easier to get toContinue reading “No. 4 – A Big Purchase: Raised Garden Bed ($160)”

No. 1 – Introduction & Goals

I’m starting this blog in an attempt to keep myself accountable for my spending, my goal of getting out of debt & decluttering our home. I am not going to go full on minimalist but I’d like to do some minimizing of how much stuff is in our house & of our finances. I recentlyContinue reading “No. 1 – Introduction & Goals”