I’m super stoked this week. Mostly because after sitting down last weekend and discussing how we were going to make things work this month with Dustin starting his new job. Things were looking a little iffy. Honestly I was pretty worried.
But as things happen sometimes, things have just fallen into place. I was mostly worried about timing issues. We’re a little front heavy in our bills and because I’m on a bi-weekly pay schedule that doesn’t always work out so well. Luckily some things have come through that will change everything!
I had some sponsored content and rather than getting paid 30-60 days out I’m getting paid 10 days out. Which is amazing! That never happens. Want to know a dirty little secret about making money as a blogger? You usually forget what you’re getting paid for by the time they paid you!
This freed up our budget nicely. I’m working now on figuring out what the plan will be once Dustin’s paychecks start coming in. It’s going to be nice to finally start tackling our debt. We’re looking to be a little extra aggressive since we’re going to be looking to buy a new house in September to be closer to his job.
Next week I’m going to share a few tips on ways you can save some money and a few more ideas on increasing income. Because honestly, there are times when you can only cut the budget so much.
It’s a pay week for me, and because it’s the first paycheck of the month my referrals get paid out. I struggle with this income source a whole lot. I’ve said it before, but it’s true, it’s so hard to stick to my morals when I could be making money by suggesting products that people don’t really need. Or worse, that they shouldn’t have!
But I will have some extra on my paycheck this month, and some overtime as well. It’s going to be a pretty nice one. I also got paid for sponsored content and that was a nice surprise. Dustin got his last paycheck from his old job as well. It wasn’t a big one, but it was good to have. Plus Dustin picked up a few nights bouncing and that will be used for our cash budget.
I’m really pushing hard for my essential oils business this month and that means a lot of parties/classes are in the process of being scheduled. I’m ready to take it to the next level and start adding some serious extra income because of it.
We got more half our bills paid for the month. Which is nice! We had to get them all out of the way this week with our two paychecks and then anything that could wait until after I get paid again in two weeks will wait.
We’re being extra conservative this month with our variable expenses like food/gas/fun (i.e. only free fun this month) because we’ve only got what’s in the envelope right now to last all month. Which is fine, we’ve got a well stocked pantry and our CSA started up last week so we’re well supplied in eggs and fresh veggies.
Debt Free Friday Week 1: The Crazy Truth
Debt Free Friday Week 2: Cash is King
Debt Free Friday Week 3: Life Happens
Debt Free Friday Week 4: It Happens
Debt Free Friday Week 5: Little Update
Debt Free Friday Week 6: Tax Refunds
Debt Free Friday Week 7: Travel
Debt Free Friday Week 8: The Shoe Drops
Debt Free Friday Week 9: Changes Are Coming
Debt Free Friday Week 10: Big Changes
Debt Free Friday Week 11: On A Saturday
Debt Free Friday Week 12: FOMO
Debt Free Friday Week 13: I Won’t Sell My Soul
Debt Free Friday Week 14: Short Update
Debt Free Friday Week 15: Spring Cleaning
Debt Free Friday Week 17: What’s Happening