You’re going to think I’m a dork for saying this, but it was really fun to piece together a new format for these monthly budget posts. Years ago, I used to share my budgeting “plan” at the beginning of the month, then show you how the final numbers came out at the end. Last year, when I decided to try and live on 50% of my income, my income also began to fluctuate greatly from month-to-month because of all (or none) of the freelance I did, so I stopped sharing my plan and just showed you what the final percentages were. And for the past few months, I’ve stopped budgeting altogether, because I know I will always spend somewhere between $2,100-$2,300/month, and then save/travel with the rest.
So, how do you budget/format these posts, when you work for yourself and your income will always fluctuate!? Well, here’s my first attempt, along with the list of items I bought in July.