How are you? Hope you are all doing fine, I've been very busy last month until the coming months to come. I am writing this post because I got shock on the total spending I did for the month of February. This is the first time when I started being frugal that my spending went overboard, way too much on my budget each month. When I got my own Belle De Jour Planner last month , there was a section on the planner in tracking your expenses and only month of February this year that I religiously track every centavo that I spent on anything either wants or needs.
Saturday which is February 28, 2015 that I add up all the expenses. And ohlala the total was 17k+ :( I got shock and cannot believe it! This is really my struggle right now, my investment is doing well but my emergency fund at ONB was not, so I have to make a solution for this, I will transfer some of this emergency fund on a separate account which is not on a bank but on a cooperative. I am a member of a cooperative and they have no ATM for your savings, you only have a passbook, so withdrawing your money will not be as convenient as the ATM. Having an ATM sometimes is a temptation especially since there are so many ATM's in the city that you can go to, just a click of the ATM's machines and voila the money is there. Plus add up the ATM's fees :(
This month of March, I have to do this solution for my spending struggle. Crossing my fingers for it.
Till next time.