Weekly Wrap-Up #9- Plugging the Leak

March has been a real drain on our bank account.  A lot of this has to do with our car purchase earlier in the month. Between the car itself, fees for the tags and title, a 6 month insurance payment, and a few extra purchases for it, we spent nearly $4,000.

ceiling fan
One of our spring cleaning projects- new ceiling fan in the bedroom

While it is money well-spent, and we had it waiting in our savings account, it still feels like our spending has been up for everything.

We ordered out a few too many nights when we were too busy/tired to cook. With spring cleaning in full swing, we’ve also been spending on home-related items. And then there’s the birthdays– we celebrated M’s this month, and our daughter’s is coming up in April. It’s time to plug up the leak and get back on budget!

I’m going to make a real push to get my freelance income up in April. This year started out rough, and it took some time to get back on track with earnings. I think January may have been the worst month that I’ve had in the 2 years that I’ve been freelancing. Luckily, things have only gone up from there. I’d love to make this my best year yet.

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Alexa Rank Update: The number has been fluctuating since I dipped below 200,000, but today I’m sitting at 172,208.

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Hope you had a great week!

10 comments on “Weekly Wrap-Up #9- Plugging the Leak

    • Lauren , Direct link to comment

      Yes, that’s something I hope to always avoid- never want to have to rely on plastic to get us through times of high spending!

  • John @ Frugal Rules , Direct link to comment

    I hate those months where the spending never seems to end. Even though we have the cash allocated I still hate seeing that money being spent. Thanks so much for mentioning Grayson’s post over at Sprout Wealth, we appreciate the support!

  • Grayson @ Sprout Wealth , Direct link to comment

    I hate the months when the spending never stops. We will be having one of those when we sell our home and buy another one.

    Thank you for mentioning the post on Sprout Wealth. I appreciate your support!

  • Liz , Direct link to comment

    We purchased birthday presents for my parents yesterday. I love picking out presents for others but yeah, not cheap! Hopefully April is a better month for expenses and income : ) It was a long month for us too.

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