Welcome to my daily tracking of income and expenses for the month at How I Save Money.
Income for the month to date: $salary + miscellaneous
Expenses for the month to date: $went over budget on gas and food
Net effect: $290.57
I left the income amount blank because I did not want to reveal my salary. I did have a few more expenses on the last day that took the income amount over what I last posted but the net effect this month was positive .
I had almost $300 in positive cash flow this April so that money will go as a snowflake payment to one of the remaining credit cards with a balance. This is after I had deducted all expenses, including the small amount that goes to my Never Go Back to Fresno Emergency Fund which I treat as one of the expenses for the month.
My gas tank was at half full so I ended up spending $22.01 to fill up today. I could have waited to fill up in May and not have the gas budget for April be so overrun but I just wanted to get it out of the way because gas prices are not coming down any time soon!!!!
I will see you guys and gals later as I continue my journey to save money and become debt free!!!!
What im doing not to over spend is not thinking how much im going to earn from my freelance job.
Nice work in April. It is interesting to see how you are doing. I work with a similar budget and always seem to go over a little bit. So I like hearing about all the things you do. I will be reading to see how it goes for you in May. Good luck!
Thanks for dropping by. I was really surprised to see that even though I went over some areas I still had enough flex built in that I came in under my total budget because I saved money in some other areas.