Hey Money Glee movement folk, hope you had a fun, happy and safe end to 2016, with no hangover ;)
If you'd like to take a look back November's numbers, take a look here!
Here's a monthly look-back at finances for December and it's not necessarily pretty although it's important to be fully transparent, well here goes, enjoy the financial porn below!
December monthly numbers
Planned - $60 Actual - $60
Right on target this month, got to love the personal development reading. What books have you been reading?
Planned - $450 Actual - $712
Went over by a significant number this month due to a trip away and other Festivus activities. Not unhappy although do want to improve and even reduce this number
Planned - $130 Actual - $141
Same same here, happy despite being over. This is a broad category and could include much more
Planned - 52$ Actual - 52$
Again, this expense will stay constant unless there is a longer month. Really been loving an app called the 7 min work-out and who know's could cut this out
Planned - 39$ Actual - 39$
Happy and on point with the spending for the mobile category this month
Planned - 260$ Actual - 498$
Similar to entertainment, this one blew out due to Christmas gifts etc.. Should be reduced in January
Planned - 750$ Actual - 722$
Happy with this although not entirely unexpected :)
Planned - 265$ Actual - 389$
Reduced based on November although probably eating out too much, which unsurprisingly leads to higher spending in this category. One area where the fat could be trimmed (pardon the pun) ;)
Planned - 300$ Actual - 441$
With a few more trips away this wasn't entirely unexpected. Will likely increase the planned in 2017 to reflect higher costs in public transport
Below is a visual representation of the Money Glee month in numbers
How's about the audience, how was your December from a spending and personal perspective?
Onto a big topic that a lot of us have probably looked into although can tend to fall off the bandwagon as we progress through the year, that is goal-setting!
What goals have you or are you setting for 2017? If there's enough interest we'll write a whole post for you!
Did this help you? If so, please share!
Thanks for reading and here's to a fantastic 2017! Remember to live you Money Glee