Well, we've made it to the end of another month and for once I've got more money than month left! My net worth actually GREW in April (I mean, only by like $100, but still). So instead of bogging my blog down with my boring April budget, I thought I'd just highlight my money successes and failures. Let's just go ahead and start with the failures so we can get those out of the way.
*We spent $355 on a lawn mower, gas can, and warranty. I tried to convince the hubs we didn't need a warranty, but he would not hear it. To appease him, I bought the three year warranty which pretty much guarantees that on the first day of the fourth year we will be cussing a broken lawnmower. I mean, that's just the way a warranty works.
*I got my hair cut and splurged on fancy pants shampoo to the tune of $36. On the plus side, my hair looks pretty and my scalp will be flake free.
*I spent $75 on spring clothes and birthday presents for my husband.
Spending outside of the budget topped over $400 this month.
Now on to the good stuff!
*I sent a whopping $15,000 to Sallie Mae this month bringing my total remaining SL balance to just over $24,000. $12,000 came from a tax return and the other $3,000 came from our personal checks. Take that, you money grubbing heifer! It won't be long until you pack up your bags and leave my guest bedroom forever!
*We didn't tap into savings for the $400 of failure stuff AND we sent extra to Sallie Mae meaning somehow we must have made BANK in terms of income this month. I haven't tallied up our total income for April, but I think it's a personal best.
*I frugally made meals this month and I still have groceries left over meaning May's grocery bill will be small.
*We gave charitably this month. Giving charitably is something I want to start doing more often.