Looking back at my November budget post, I remember how excited I felt about the thought of a new month… and now all I’m seeing is red! Before you see red too, remember this…
While the total amount spent over the last two weeks seems huge, 43% of that was put towards debt, with another 12% going into two of my savings accounts. And then there’s all the money I’m wasting on TTC tokens… bleh.
I am huge fan of Christmas lights and all the joy that comes with the holiday season. In Victoria, I could go on the same driving route for the entire month of December. This year, I’ll get to walk by some of the best displays I will probably ever see.
Last year, leading up to American Thanksgiving, the ladies on the editorial team at LearnVest emailed around their personal gratitude lists. It inspired me to write one of my own then and, even though that post got little traction, I knew I wanted to write another one this year.
If you haven’t heard or read about it already, November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. The blogosphere and various news sites fill up with all kinds of new financial information and advice, and it gives me an opportunity to share what I already know with all of you.
I completely forgot to post last week’s spending report, so here’s a two week report on the cash that went in and out of my hands. The total at the bottom scared me at first, until I calculated percentages of where that total went.