Welcome to tracking of income and expenses for the month. Please note that I get paid on the last day of the month so my cash flow net effect will usually be negative until the last day of the month.

This does not mean that I am adding to my debt, it just means that the money coming in is less than the money going out because bills are due starting on the first but I don’t get paid until the last day.

So again to clarify (since I get so many questions), this shows the cash FLOW for the month. On Day 2 of every month I will have a negative FLOW because I have paid rent etc so money has LEFT my checking account. I have not had any money come in on Day 2 of the current month since I got paid on day 27 or 30 or 31 of the previous month so that income is counted for LAST month.

twentyIncome for the month to date: $100.47

Expenses for the month to date: $890.65

Net effect: -$790.18

Since the last posting I have paid rent and all other apartment associated costs. I got $5 off my rent for filling out some survey for the apartment. I know that a lot of other people did not do it because they thought the survey was a waste of time. It was about 6 questions where you had to tick boxes so I did that while I watched television so it was not a hassle for me. Yaaay, $5 off my rent to go towards my snowflake account.

I also spent $64.16 on food and $17.41 on household items. I used $3.76 in coupons on those two purchases and that does not include the $30 coupon where I got the free diabetes testing kit. I put $10 in church and paid two personal loans.

The income for the month came from a combination of private ad sales and interest from my ING accounts.

I will see you guys and gals later as I continue my journey to save money and become debt free!!!!