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September 2015



August 2015 Results

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Curious to see how I did on last month's budget? Check out my August 2015 budget results update! via @shoeaholicnomore

Holy smokes I’m late with this post and I know it’s been super silent on the blog so far this week, but life has just been crazy.

As much as I love writing on this blog, sometimes life and paying the bills takes priority. Plus at the end of the day I know I’m not giving my best when I try to write a post for my blog when I’m falling asleep at my computer.

One of my favorite bloggers, Cat @ Budget Blonde, reminded me once that “It’s just a blog. It’s not the end of the world.” Although blogging is what pays my bills now, I do try to keep this in mind when I’m feeling stressed about things.

Anyway, back on topic, it’s time for me to reveal how I did with my August spending and my yearly goals.

2015 Goals:

  1. Increase emergency fund savings account to $1,500. – Pass-ish – I increased my emergency fund by $51.72 in August. This is less than my monthly target of $83.33, but I’m still hoping I can meet this goal.
  2. Demolish $5,000 worth of debt (principal). This works out to $416.67/month. ($5,000 goal includes mortgage debt pay down.) – Fail – I had a debt increase again this month. Ouch! I need to get my spending back under control. For some reason, I tend to do much better with my spending during the first half of the year and then it gets worse later on. 🙁
    1. This also includes paying off my 0% interest promotion for my computer by October 2015. – DONE!
  3. Paint and prep home office by April 13. (My birthday!) MUST BE USABLE BY THIS TIME! – DONE!
  4. Attend FinCon15 and pay for everything in cash! – Pass – I’m super excited to go to FinCon next week! Woot!!
  5. Quit my full-time job by December 31,2015 to freelance full-time. (I may pick up some additional hours at my part-time job to help make ends meet for a while.) – Pass – I quit my PT job in June and I quit my full-time job effective July 31!
  6. Limit spending on clothing, shoes, and accessories to $500 for the whole year! – Fail – I’m not tracking this anymore.
  7. Get rid of more books throughout the year than I get. – Pass-ish? – I got rid of a ton of books in my garage sale. I have only gotten 2-3 new books this year. Even though I’d call this a pass, I’m not tracking it anymore.

Debt Totals:

7/31/2015 – $130,674.60 (including mortgage)
$15,935.61 (w/o mortgage)

8/30/2015 – $131,330.43 (including mortgage)
$16,809.03 (w/o mortgage)

Difference – +$655.83 including mortgage
+$873.42 w/o mortgage


7/31/2015 – $909.79
8/30/2015 – $961.51
Difference – $51.72 Increase


CategoryBudgeted AmountActualDifference
City Bill$127.41$127.41$0.00
Gas Bill$15.99$15.99-
Auto Insurance$123.46$101.61$21.85
Cash Spending$240.00$209.22$30.78
Weekend Travel$150.00$205.60-$55.60
Insurance Membership$50.00$50.00-
Memorial for Friend's Death$40.00$40.00-
FT Income$1,099.03$1,099.03-
Business Income$1,620.00$1733.23$113.23

How was your August?

Curious to see how I did on last month's budget? Check out my August 2015 budget results update! via @shoeaholicnomore

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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.


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