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$567.22 in my pocket

January 2nd, 2007 at 03:46 pm

Since I'm starting a new work month tomorrow, I thought I'd also start tracking my spending properly on this blog.

Before this, I would budget by "ballpark figures".

My fixed expenses are low, and I'm able to save about 50% of my take-home pay each month.

After locking that into a separate savings account (to keep it safe from my own grubby hands), what's left is about $600-$700 which is my spending money for the month until the next paycheck.

January 2007

I am officially starting out with $567.22 in my pocket. Which is good because it's also the amount of money in my spending account!

(Its also a little less than what I'm used to working with, but fair since this month is shorter with the holidays.)

Writing this down, I suddenly feel challenged (which is good) and more accountable (which feels scary/bad to be perfectly honest, but ultimately will be good, I hope!).

In other news, I'm returning to work tomorrow, after a looooong and yet too-short of an absence. This truly sucks.

I just hope I can wake up in the morning!

p.s: Note to myself - find out how to fix blog timestamps. Its nearly midnight here where I am!

2 Responses to “$567.22 in my pocket”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Blog time stamps are set to Pacific time. I don't think its changeable, though it has been mentioned to the site owners so that may change at some point.

  2. Sindel Says:

    No wonder... I was searching everywhere but I couldn't find the option to change it. Thanks for the heads up, anyway!

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