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Friday, June 27, 2008

Still Here

I am still here. Still alive and well. Will be posting updates soon.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dimple's Divine Domain

I apologize to my fellow bloggers. I have been slacking on catching up on your blogs and haven't been posting comments either. Something Single Ma said in her Who's Reading Fabulous Financials post stood out to me. I could so tackle the ridiculous amount of time it takes to go to each and every blog I read by just subscribing to each blog in a reader.

Duuhhhh! (I can be so slow sometime)

So I did that today. If you didn't have an option to subscribe.........well.......I didn't subscribe. LOL!

Anyhoo, I thought I would share that tidbit with you all and hope that you would do the same with my blog.


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June 08 Budget & Goals


I increased my daycare budget by $50. Soooooo happy it isn't by $140. I lowered my internet budget to $10. I am hoping to meet my gas budget of $150. It is the 7th and I have only had to fill up once for $15. I am traveling with my church next week to a youth conference with my daughter and I won't have to drive. I am also traveling to Louisiana the week after that on business and all expenses including gas will be reimbursed. I will actually come out on top.


  • - Update resume
  • - Start job hunting and apply
  • - Practice for upcoming interviews (I haven't done an interview in 3 years)

  • - Obtain domain name
  • - Look into starting a website
  • - Order business cards
  • - Network
  • - Start business plan
  • - Research

  • - Bring in more secondary income
  • - Spend less
  • - Reevaluate debt payoff plan

  • - Plan and start exercise regimen (gosh! I swear this is ALWAYS on my goal
  • - Do a detox
  • - Look for a spa or clinic that does colonics

Spiritual/Emotional Health
  • - Start meditating again
  • - Read
  • - Plan a mini vacay for this summer (perhaps in June)

Friday, June 6, 2008

End of the Month Report - May 08


May was rocky. I spent double my gas budget and almost 7 times my dining budget. I brought in over $1000 in extra income (with the help of the tax rebate of course).

I had $35.70 left over from last month. I brought in an extra $1042.70 that consisted of blog income, Revolutionary Money Exchange referrals, Vindale Research, and my tax rebate.

Rent & Utilities
Everything is okie dokie in this area. I need to lower my cell phone plan though.

Auto: Back on the car note hustle. I am paying a lil more than my car note.

I was under my grocery budget by $3.89.

Debt: I made regular payments and paid down a credit card.

I went way over my beauty budget. The internet is the debil and satan's offspring invented sales. *sigh* I was $40 under my medical budget. I had to had my pap smear done again and after thinking about it I came to the conclusion that I shouldn't have to pay my co-pay again since it is the nurse practitioner's fault for not performing the procedure correctly in the first place. The office agreed. So I saved $25. I also didn't need to fill a prescription I was given so I saved $15. I paid the $140 registration fee for my daughter's summer camp. I put some of the tax rebate I received in my emergency fund. And some money went to tithes.


My net worth increased by $925.62 this month. Any increase is good for me. Yeah that goal of $1 by January 09 ain't happening. Unless I come into some serious money in the next 6 months. Hmmmm...................Can I borrow a dolla??? :-D

I have been saying it for the last couple of weeks and I really need to get on my hustle. I need to recalculate my debt snowball. My initial goal was to reach have all my credit card debt paid off my October. We are in June......nuff said.

Work is funky at the moment. I love the work I do, love the benefits, love the perks, an d I have been knocking out project after project and getting great feedback from both our clients and my supervisor. But something funky is afoot. Gotta dedicate a whole post to the funkiness. That post is coming soon.


I am not even going to list them again. I didn't do ANY of them. NADA. ZERO. You will see them again for June.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Still here

I am still here guys.

This past week has been busy with work and getting ready to attend a 4 day youth conference with my daughter next week.

I wont be able to post my end of the month report for May and my June budget until tomorrow night so look out for it.

Hope you all are doing well.