April went pretty smoothly. I need to control my spending. Thankfully, I brought in a nice chunk of extra money to cover my spending. Alrighty, shall we begin?
Income: I had $84.53 left over from last month. I brought in an extra $277.98 that consisted of blog income, Revolutionary Money Exchange referrals, Vindale Research, and two sales on Amazon. left over from my tax refund.
Rent & Utilities: I had to pay my cell phone twice this month. I was wondering why I had so much money left over from the previous month. Turns out the payment I made in April did not get processed. So I winded up paying for my cell phone twice. Luckily I had the money ready in my account.
Auto: No car payment this month. Yay!
Food: I went over my grocery budget by $13.19. Due to my health situation I had to clean out the unhealthiness in my fridge and restock on spices and condiments.
Debt: I made regular payments and paid down a credit card.
Misc: I went way over my beauty budget. The internet is the debil and satan's offspring invented sales. *sigh* I didn't spend my entire clothing budget. The Old Navy and Macy's sales this month were off da chain and I did real good on getting more for wayy less. I went over my medical budget. I had one prescription that was more than I bargained for. And then it turned out my daughter didn't even need it.
Other: This included tithing and dry cleaning.
My net worth increased by $1006 this month. Any increase is good for me. I don't know about that goal of $1 by January 09 though. Can I really increase my net worth by $25,248 in 7 months? That would be something else.
In other news, I won a local radio station contest (I was caller number 9) and won myself $94 and put myself int he running to live free for a year!!!! Basically, if I get chosen, my rent/mortgage and car note would be paid for a year. Now wouldn't that be wonderful!!! I haven't gotten the money yet so I did not include it in this month's financial report. I should be getting a call to pick up the check in 3 days or so.
My budget for the next few months is gonna be a little tight. I am not sure if I will be making my debt zero goal of October. I have to choose between that and providing an enjoyable summer for my daughter. I'll explain further in my next post.