It turns out, summer and goals do not get along well. Is it like that for everyone? Does everyone's life turn into this manic, sun-driven, social madness in the summer? Maybe it's a Seattle thing, like we become convinced that we'll never see the sun again and so zomgwtfbbq we better spend every waking second outside with our buddies and go out to eat all the time and go drunk karaoke instead of to bed?
Anyway, I kept tracking things during July (and just did worse at them) but mid-August realized I hadn't kept track of any of my new charting thingies & couldn't figure out how I'd done so I had to drop them. September got even more out of control because I lost track of no-spend days, no-eating-out days and pretty much everything in the world. I blame it on back-to-school.
But here's the redux(en?)es, for what they're worth, and hopefully you'll see another post soon when I figure out a total for that 'extra money to throw at the mortgage now that the refi finally went through and everything is set up' thing. Plus, so far in October, no carbs, no drinking, no eating out, and very little spending. Woo hoo! (Still no working out yet, though. Ha!)
No-Spend Days: Didn’t track – probably none!
No Eating Out Days: Didn’t track – probably none!
Extra Income: $605.51 ($10 from surveys (yes, really, only $10!), $500 work bonus, $50 cash back from my rewards credit card, and $45.51 interest)
Retirement Savings: $597.40
Work-Out Days: 0
No-Carb Days: Didn’t track – probably none!
Books Finished: 3
No-Spend Days: 12
No Eating Out Days: 12
Extra Income: $530.02 ($250 work bonuses, $58 work reimbursement, $115.25 from surveys, $24.44 from my piggy bank, $50 cash back from my rewards credit card, and $32.33 interest)
Retirement Savings: $601.50
Work-Out Days: 0
No-Carb Days: 4
Books Finished: 5
No-Spend Days: 6
No Eating Out Days: 6
Extra Income: $712.92 ($36.75 from surveys, $50 cash back from my rewards credit card, $1.82 from selling something back on amazon, $169.29 healthcare reimbursement, $375 work bonuses, $40.24 expense report, and $39.82 interest)
Retirement Savings: $571.53
Work-Out Days: 1
No-Carb Days: 12
Books Finished: 2
Annoying Task at Work: 1/14
Annoying Task at Home: 15/31
15+ Minutes of Surveys: 10/31
30+ Minutes Reading a Book (not HW): 5/31
Letting My Fingernails Grow Out: 1/31 (haha)
No Soda Days: 6/31
In other good news, I'm getting a 5% raise at work (hooray!) and since we aren't eating out and going out all the time in October we ought to be able to save at LEAST five million dollars. I'm estimating.