So, as part of our FI journey, Mr. Us in Orlando and I decided to have a twice-a-month meeting regarding finances so that we're not surprised by the UberEats bill, so we don't overdraft our shared checking account because we don't think of when our paychecks would hit, so that we have the time and space to actually set and discuss money goals.
Not an easy thing with a nine-month-old. So this month's "first of the month" meeting actually got shifted to today (4/5). We're set to review how we did in March and plan out April.
After February being our first full month tracking in YNAB, we set a few goals for March:
We figured these were reasonable reductions - we have access to a Costco for groceries, and we have the disposable income to pay the debt, we just didn't prioritize it. We were going to keep our other spending the same and see where we landed.
At our mid-March meeting, we were on track. The wheels came off the wagon in the second half of the month when it came to #3. Ultimately, we landed at
How did we do it?
What did we learn?
Onward to improvement in April!
Blog posts are all by Mrs. Us in Orlando unless otherwise noted. A former military kid, she's glad to have landed in the sunshine state and enjoys year-round summer sports, making every book a "beach read", waterside walks with the fam, and iced lattes.