April 2011 Budget Roundup -($16,053.87)

In pictures, these are the two major activities I’ve been doing as of late:

(Took this photo when I was in Toronto a while back)

AND

Credit

(You knew I had to sneak a little kitten photo in there.)

Also, I can’t stop watching this and laughing. It’s called: Makeup by Omar, where a boyfriend attempts to put on makeup on a beauty blogger:

 

APRIL = TAXES!!!!!

INCOME: $0

  • Didn’t work this month at my full-time job.
  • No blog or freelance writing income included. Negligible anyway.
  • …actually it’s been a pretty slow and lazy month overall :) Like me!

EXPENSES:

  • Not listing business expenses any more — not working the whole year
  • I don’t love paying taxes but I don’t hate it either.

Notes:

  • Haven’t bought my tickets to travel to Asia yet.
  • We are also going back to Europe for the summer.

NET WORTH = $187,798.02 or a -$16,053.87, a 7.87% decrease

Bye Bye $200k net worth. It was nice while it lasted for a month. :)

ASSETS

  • Cash: $239.86
  • Savings: $4961.85
  • Emergency Fund: $124,269.17
  • Retirement: $58,327.14

DEBTS

  • None. And it is damn well gonna stay that way! :)

Notes:

  • Taxes are part of the difference/drop in net worth
  • Investments were up slightly
  • Earning about $160 in interest each month on savings
  • Holding a lot of liquid cash because we’re leaving
  • Networth IQ keeps deleting my account so *shrug* I’m done with them

There. Done with the numbers.

FAVOURITE POSTS FOR APRIL 2011

MY PLANS FOR THE YEAR

…are starting to shape up.

After our intense trip to Asia, we’re going to “relax” (HAH!) in Europe for the rest of the summer.

Going back to Portugal and visiting Spain as well (mmm paella!).

Maybe we can also swing by some other countries.

Then I think in late 2011 we’ll travel around the U.S., with my top 2 states being New York and California to visit. :)

RANDOM LINK LOVE & STUFF

Great reads around the web this month….

Each of them are really worth a scan at least!

FINANCE

OTHER

RANDOM PHOTO LOVE

Disney in real life

Jasmine from Aladdin

Little Red Riding Hood

See more Disney In Real Life here.

$23 Sushi Memo Pads from Tokyo, Japan

Is it odd that paper can make me this hungry?

Photoshop restorations of old photos

This is really some amazing display of skill and attention to detail in Photoshop.

Eminem

A Day at the Spa

Kind of sick humour but this was too good NOT to share.

Not sure if I could eat it though. :)

One man, 100,000 toothpicks and 35 years later, you get this:

Adorable Justice League

Atelier: Aled Lewis

Manhattan in 1609 versus now

Any favourite photos or links from above? :)

 

 

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August 2011 Budget Roundup -($2089.15)
 
September 2011 Budget Roundup -($15,277.09)
 
January 2011 Budget Roundup -$(8154.88)
 

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.