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July 2014 Budget Plans and a GIVEAWAY!

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Well, the year is over half over now! July is a busy, busy month for me. I am really looking forward to a long weekend for the 4th of July and then at the end of the month is our county fair. I am on the local fair board and also the extension board (4-H), which means fair week is a busy, tiring, and fun time of year! Here is my budget plan for July:

CategoryMonthly Total
House Repairs$15.00
City Bill$110.00
Car Fuel$60.00
Car Repairs$15.00
Car Insurance$93.44
Clothes and Hair$40.00

The debt category went up fromΒ June to July this month. I am hoping to pay a little more on my debts in July to help make up for such a crappy month in June. If you remember, my debt total increased due to my new tire purchase. πŸ™

Like I explained last month, the amount I pay toward my debts each month varies a bit since I try to account for what activities I know I have planned for the month. For example, if I have a weekend trip planned, I allocate more money toward the gas and personal categories.

The last few months have all been tough and rather than telling you I hope to blow it out of the water this month and do excellent, my goal is just to maintain and make small progresses each month. Right now, I’m really just trying to get by until October! πŸ™‚

How’s your July budget plan looking? Do you adjust your budget each month?

NOW IT’S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY! There are two separate entry opportunities below. This giveaway is in honor of Femme Frugality’sΒ 3rd Blogiversary!

irish proverb

Biddy Murphy is a phenomenal Irish Gift Shop located in one of Femme’s favorite vacation spots: South Haven, Michigan. They have a fantastic online storefront of made-in-Ireland goods. The owner, Ward Gahan, travels home to Ireland regularly and uses some of his time back home to expand and replenish inventory.

To celebrate this Blogiversary, Biddy Murphy is giving away a beautiful Irish plaque with a classic Irish Proverb:

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In honor of Femme Frugality’s 3 years of blogging, the North American Bear Co. is giving away a Squeaky Clean to 3 lucky readers! These cute microfiber accessories are perfect for cleaning the screens on all of your devices, and they can come with you anywhere you go with their keychain attachment. They come in a myriad of designs, and if you win, you get your pick. Worried about getting it too dirty? No problem; they’re machine washable. a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Open to US residents only. Fulfillment of prize is the responsibility of the sponsor and does not lie with any participating bloggers.*

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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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