All posts tagged: spending

How I afford to travel

Originally posted on Sitting Pretty In The Queen City:
I get asked a lot how I afford to travel so I wanted to share with you how I’m able to go on all these trips! Sorry to disappoint but I don’t have a sugar daddy financing these excursions and my parents are not paying my way : ) The biggest thing  I do is go on a financial diet when I’m home. I don’t have a large disposable income but I joined mint.com years ago for free and it keeps track of my spending and I can see where my weaknesses are in my budget (for instance eating out for me was adding up to be a lot so I joke about how I eat ramen noodles to afford travel.) I’ve been learning to cook more and it’s definitely saved some money. I also realized I’d be happy sacrificing a few things to set aside travel money. I only get my hair done maybe 2 or 3 times a year now and pay to get…

How to Control My Spending: Update

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
A few weeks ago I posted about how I was going to get my spending under control. I had come up with a bunch of ideas that I thought would really help me. And the results are in…. They did help! I saved $600 during the month of August, compared to my average monthly spending! It was soooo exciting! But of course, I celebrated this with a trip to Starbucks, and Target. Yes, I broke down and went to the dreaded Target. Since I hadn’t been there in so long, there was a whole new season of everything out on the floor! Clothes, bags, shoes, decor, help, help, help. I went a little overboard with the celebrating, but I will definitely not be needing to go back to Target anytime soon. Like maybe for another two months. It felt really good to get that credit card bill and not have a heart attack by the amount I had put on it! Here is what I need…