Today is the first day of tracking my income and expenses for the month of April. Remember how I said I would post every day for the previous day’s transactions. I will also post at the bottom of the entry the totals in the following format so that I can have something concrete to compare to each day.

So all I did yesterday was two loads of laundry. I did two washes and managed to dry both sets in the same dryer so I ended up saving $1.00 from my laundry budget for the day. Although I budgeted $4.50 for laundry and only spent $3.50 I am not counting the $1.00 as part of my savings. I am just saying that right now I have not saved anything this month so far.

Income for the day: $0.00

Expenses for the day: $3.50

Income for the month to date: $0.00

Expenses for the month to date: $3.50

Net effect: -$3.50

Did I save money: No.