August in Review

Financial- We are doing ok. Spending at the beach is always expected and fun. This year with school starting we have had a ton of extra expenses including school fees, baseball sign up, cheer uniform and Lexington Youth Theater sign up fees. I have been anticipating starting a second job again to increase our income but this has not materialized yet either. I am waiting and praying for God’s will and provision. We did manage to have 4 no spend days in August or one per week. This is a decrease from July. I am going to set a goal of 15 for September.

Grocery Spending-$425.53. This is actually less than last year and more than my previous two months. I am going back to a cash only or in this case (earned gift card only) system. One of the big purchases this month was 25 pounds of chicken breast. I discovered a sale at Food Lion and was able to stock up. We currently have approximately 80 dinner meals in our freezers. Zach’s birthday party was also included in this months expenses. My goal for September is to limit spending as much as possible.

Earned $105- We continue to use Swagbucks on a regular basis but this amount continues to decrease and becomes increasingly hard to reach even $1 a day. I did cash in Ibbotta for $20 and a couple of Shopkicks $2 cards.

Blogging- post number 10 for the month. I decided to not post as much from the beach as I was enjoying some much needed down time.

Exercise- 6 days this month. I have managed to sprain my knee and have been pretty much only able to walk short distances for the past 2 weeks. I am pretty sure it will be at least another 2 weeks before I can try to get into a regular exercise routine.

Looking ahead to September- Decrease spending, increase income. Enjoy a month full of activities!