TGIF! Am I the only one who felt like this week too forever? I’m excited to spend this weekend doing yard work and catching up with friends. Here’s what I was up to this week.
How I Earned Money This Week
One of my monthly clients’ payments went through on Sunday.
We have two different guests staying in our Airbnb this week and weekend.
How I Spent Money This Week
I’m trying my darnedest to make our first floor bathroom look not terrible. I’ve been repainting the walls this week, but I also wanted all new matching hardware. So I bought a set of oil-rubbed bronze bathroom accessories. I can’t wait to hang them up!
We finally ordered our save-the-dates for our wedding! I personally wanted to have them mailed out weeks ago, but such is life. The postcards themselves will only cost around $50, but then we spent about $30 on stamps. Not too shabby for a wedding product that can cost much more than that. (I’m afraid to see how much our invitations will cost, though.)
Soon after we moved into our new house, we bought a king-sized bed and duvet. Now that it’s getting warmer out (finally), we need a lighter blanket that is the right size for our bed. So we bought a really cute quilt from Crane and Canopy.
What I’m Writing
This week, I wrote about the one number budgeting method. This method makes tracking your spending and staying on budget so. much. easier. What do you think? Have you tried this approach?
What I’m Excited About
- I just got a ticket to see Roxane Gay speak at Sixth & I on June 13th! This will be the third (or fourth?) time that I’ve seen Roxane and I still can’t miss her. Her newest book, Not That Bad, will be released on May 1st. Make sure you read the rest of her books: Hunger, Difficult Women, Bad Feminist, An Untamed State, Ayiti, and Black Panther: World of Wakanda.
What I’m Up To
I’m this week’s guest on Popcorn Finance! Chris and I talked about how my business started as a side hustle and went to my full-time job. Take a listen and let me know what you think!
Money Circle is next Wednesday, April 25th! We’ll be talking about credit card debt and how to start making moves to get out of it. Don’t worry if you’re stressed or ashamed of your debt, Money Circle is a safe space where we can support each other and break the taboos around money. I hope to see you there!
Money Tip to Take Into the Weekend
That’s all from me this week. Have a great weekend!
Certified Financial Education Instructor. Feminist and financial coach for women. Founder of Money Circle.