Welcome to How I Save Money and tracking of income and expenses for the month.

Income for the month to date: $76.46

Expenses for the month to date: $1764.26

Net effect: -$1687.80

So far I have gotten some money for doing surveys and other items at various sites. I also got some interest from my ING holdings and a few dollars from advertising on the blog.

I have paid the major expenses like rent and the electricity bill was $50.20 which is a more satisfying number than the bill that was over $90!

I am also doing so much better on gas as it is almost the middle of the month and I have spent $23.35 on gas which is way less than half of $85 (the total budgeted for the month.)

I have spent just over $50 on groceries but that was because I did buy some more expensive stuff like hummus this shopping trip. Hummus was not a regular part of my budget in the past, but I really like itย  so it will now be on my shopping list.

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