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Cash Fasting Round 2: $400 food budget for one month

Here’s another round of cash fasting! Round 1 may have been a failure, but there were some silver lining results that I would love to capitalize on this month. Originally, I wanted to make this fast for all my expenses, but, with rent/dance classes/commuting costs/wedding traveling included, then it would be such a huge number that it wouldn’t really feel …

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The Struggles of Saving

Earlier this month, I wrote a post on spreading out Christmas shopping expenses by doing it earlier in the year. It appears I may have gotten overzealous. Instead of spending $200 on presents, like I had originally planned, I’ve spent closer to $400. Yikes. On top of all that, I’ve just spent¬†another $900 this week on a new class package …

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Balancing budgeting and hobbies

We save money so that we can spend it on experiences and the things that we love to do. What happens when a hobby interferes with the money that you’re putting away into savings? That’s the conundrum that I’m currently facing as I try to balance my budget and make room for savings goals.