I have decided to post my weekly spending for the previous week on Fridays so you know how my cash has been flowing for the week. 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.
Income for the month to date: $546.48
Expenses for the month to date: $2184.22
Net effect: -$1637.74
Since the last posting I $17.04 on gas and that should be the last big gas purchase for the remainder of the month as I do not have any more long trips until next month.
I received a $3 check from Pinecone which was put into the snowflake fund and will be used to make an extra payment on the car loan. I received $3.26 from Prosper and $6.59 from Lending Club as people repaid the loans I gave them.
I also received $375 in blogging income from various sponsors for which I am very grateful.
I am almost at the budget level for a few things so I am glad that there is only one week left in this month AND we get paid next Wednesday.
I will see you guys and gals later as I continue my journey to save money and become debt free!!!!