Welcome to How I Save Money and tracking of income and expenses for the month.
Income for the month to date: $27.68
Expenses for the month to date: $881.82
Net effect: -$854.14 (happy now Mark? 🙂 )
When I posted Tracking My Finances In June: Day 4 I got a comment from a reader who was wondering why my negative information was so low. Wow, I guess everyone is so used to seeing me with a huge negative cash flow at the beginning of the month that it was a surprise to see such a small figure. The reason for the lower numbers is that I paid the rent and utilities later and they took a longer time to post. I am now back on schedule with my finances so readers will be glad relieved interested to see the negative cash flow again.
I spent $22.51 on gas to go on a long out of town trip. I went to a job fair…which turned out to be a big waste of time since less than half of the schools showed up..and there were only 5 who had positions in my field. Those 5 were in an area that I do not want to be involved with so that was even more of a big let down.
I got $15 in cash from my friend who went to the job fair with me toÂ help cover gas. She actually gave me $20 but then we had to take the bus and I did not have change (since I don’t carry cash) so I ended up giving her a $5 bill to cover my $1 each of the 4 times we took the bus.
My electric bill was only $29.21 out of a $75 budget!!! This means I have $45.79 to snowflake to the credit card, send to my emergency fund or to cover other unplanned expenses.
I will see you guys and gals later as I continue my journey to save money and become debt free!!!!
Just as a curiosity, from your experience of job-hunting so far, is it true that full-time jobs are harder to come by now?
Maybe you can do a blog post on this topic…
By the way, I have written a short review about your blog.
Heh, all’s well now. 😉
Makes sense, it sounds like you are doing these updates on a day to day basis which really makes sense.
As for the gas, keep track of your receipts and miles so if you have more than enough deductions (beyond the standard deduction) you can deduct the cost of traveling for job interviews, including hotels, gas, airfare….