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Emergency Fund Update

September 19th, 2015 at 06:14 am

280.78 Beginning Balance
+10.00 Four-weekly deposit
+_2.00 Weekly deposit


292.78 New Balance


September 18th, 2015 at 01:41 pm

It's going to be a long four weeks. Pay was less than I thought. Back to tracking spending since for the past few weeks the only numbers I've been counting are calories. (It helps when you have people cheering you on, otherwise I would have lost motivation)

Paid extra to catalogue and paid BNPL item.

Currently meal planning and ordering shopping online. Using up what we have first.

I think I'm in an okay place right now, financial and otherwise, despite the setbacks.

I should reach my EF goal this year. Fingers crossed.

Pre-payday post

September 16th, 2015 at 09:13 pm

Continuing as normal here. Payday on Friday.

Making an effort to use things up and meal plan.

Dh's birthday soon. Budget should be fine.

Extra to debt as normal on payday.

Still thinking about upcoming events so they don't impact the budget much.

All is well.

Emergency Fund Update

September 13th, 2015 at 09:08 am

278.78 Beginning Balance
+_2.00 Weekly deposit


280.78 New Balance

A little bit of everything

September 13th, 2015 at 04:46 am

So I've spent some time thinking about my blog updates. I've decided that I tell more than I did way back when I first started this blog, which is a good thing because my entries were tiny back then, but I don't overshare and reveal too much.

I need to track spending when I get paid again. It's hubby's birthday soon so that will involve some extra spending and I want to keep track.

The first statement for the new credit card arrived the other day. Payment is due at the end of the month.

I still haven't done anything about Christmas shopping yet. In the last week or so, Christmas items have started appearing in the shops.

I haven't added any snowflakes to debt recently. PayPal was acting up and I'm still waiting on those survey rewards.

I will most likely be sending a parcel overseas this Christmas. What's everyone's experiences of this? Specifically, Cj, buendia and my English castle. Although if anyone else has any dealings with this, I'd be interested to hear. I'm not sure how reliable royal mail is at that time of the year.

Dh has decided what he would like me to get him for Christmas. I told him what I would like.

I'm on holiday from work now for a few weeks.

Still paying attention to counting calories. Teeny bit of progress there.

Emergency Fund Update

September 6th, 2015 at 10:40 am

276.78 Beginning Balance
+_2.00 Weekly deposit


278.78 New Balance

Short Update

September 3rd, 2015 at 05:59 am

I was debating whether or not to update, even though there's not much to talk about. I think I was losing interest in my blog there but I don't want people to think I'd fallen off the bandwagon and was away racking up debt or spending my minimal savings (if I disappear). I realise it's only been a week since my last update. I guess I just think I'm at a point where I will talk about anything in this blog. Or, almost anything. I'm unsure whether this is a good or a bad thing


Spending has been all over the place. Seems to be the theme these last few weeks. Food shopping has not been helped with me buying some processed foods. And steak.

I got my haircut. It's a total change.

I haven't totaled up my snowflakes for August.

EF is now at 276.78.

I think that's it.