I have . . .
- changed my iTunes account to be connected to my debit card instead of credit card, forcing me to consider the bottom line before I hit "Buy Now."
- put all three of my credit cards in a safe drawer in my home. (I had previously only put 2 of them away.)
- reduced my 5-at-a-time Netflix rental plan to a 3-at-a-time rental plan, saving me $10 per month.
- began making a list of items I can sell on E-bay (wedding china, old laptop, etc.)
Here is my updated budget. As stated, I will begin posting budget updates and audits weekly beginning September 1, 2005. Every penny will be accounted for and disclosed.
Income from Paychecks: $1,980
Rent (my part): $450
Electricity (my part): $25
Student Loan #1: $118
Student Loan #2: $56
Cable and Internet: $50
Credit Cards: $450 (distributed between the 3 cards)
Final Expense Total: $1,974