Accountability: August 2017

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I am thirty three years old and I am a Stage Manager at Sleep No More in New York City. I make $115/show and work 7-8 shows a week. I also work very part time at The Ride – a ridiculous tourist trap bus in Times Square that’s actually pretty fun.

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Saving & Spending

Most importantly – I did make it to Tipsy Scoop again this month.

Now that that’s out of the way… my sublet was up on the 20th of August and I wound up moving back home for a few weeks. This helped further some of my savings goals, since I had rent money saved up. Instead I was able to max out my Roth IRA and hit my savings goals for a new car and my cousin’s wedding.

Earlier in the month I splurged and went to Spa Castle with my best friend. I had wondered about it for years. I think I was particularly intrigued by it’s name.

Turns out we are not spa people and Spa Castle is fairly disgusting. It’s like a neighborhood pool. There were children everywhere. The food was terrible. There were cockroaches. The whole thing was really not awesome. We had found a discount online, but because of where it was in Queens, we could either take an Uber or spend two and a half hours each way on public transport. So we Ubered over which cost $50 each way that we split.

Altogether, the Spa Castle misadventure clocked in around $100. I do not recommend it.

I caught up with two college friends towards the end of the month for lunch. I saw a very strange show that a friend of mine was in. It was a pretty slow month.

This month’s spending:

  • Food – $319.99
  • Healthcare – $305.20
  • Commuting – $170.14
  • Entertainment – $79.75
  • Lifelock – $9.99
  • Dental – $709.00
  • Clothes – $134.74
  • Miscellaneous – $24.70
  • brokeGIRLrich – $231.99
  • Gifts – $23.00

Total Spending in August: $2,008.50

Hustling

My income this month was from stage managing, working a part time job as an A/V Tech for The Ride, selling some stuff on Craigslist, mystery shopping, and brokeGIRLrich.

  • Stage Managing – $2,321.24
  • Part Time Job – $173.62
  • brokeGIRLrich – $695.12
  • Craigslist – $200.00
  • Mystery Shopping – $7.80

Income This Month: $3,397.78

Net Worth: August 2017

Net Worth: August 2017

 

Most Popular Post of the Month: 114 Side Hustles: Ways to Make More Money

My Favorite Post to Write This Month: Why It’s So Important to Water Down Your Soap

Goals

  • Max out my IRA. – Done
  • Buy $1,000 in stock.
  • Contribute $2,000 to my New Car Fund – Done
  • Contribute $5,000 to my Down Payment Fund – Stalled at $2,498 to go, but it does look like I might manage to make it.
  • Contribute $200 to my cousin’s wedding fund. Done
  • Develop 2 new resume skills – One to go.
  • Do something really fun with my brother.
  • Write a journal or magazine article.
  • Hike something.
  • Master making macaroons.

13 thoughts on “Accountability: August 2017

  1. I like your honest evaluation of splurging on an activity you were thinking about for a while and hot it disappointed your expectations. I find that so often happens with me as well now that I am much more frugal. Here is our August update. We are almost back down to 100K of debt and were able to put aside 2k towards our baby fund. http://www.faithfilleddebtjourney.com/august-2017-debt-update/
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