Blog. Money. Health. Write. May 2016.

may_022I can’t believe it’s already time to write my blog post to recap another month!  Where is this year going already???

April was not a good month for me when it comes to money!  And it was also my birthday month – I turned 40 this year! ‘Nuff said.

Let’s start by checking my totals on all of my accounts:

InBox Dollars Account: $32.07
iBotta Account: $26.20
Receipt Hog Account: $6.54
Primary Savings Account: $10.00
Primary Money Market: $10.00
Credit Union Savings: $70.00
Capitol One Money Market: $251.37
Cash Savings: $0.00
Total: $406.18

Yep, that’s right. I lost money in April.  While my InBox, iBotta, Receipt Hog, and Credit Union accounts all grew just a few dollars, my primary savings and money market accounts both took big hits and I also zapped all of my cash savings. This is all because of some unexpected bills that came up in April and I unfortunately had to tap into these resources.

I also forgot to make any transfers to my Capitol One money market account!  I won’t make that mistake in May though.  I’ve already got two transfers scheduled right after each pay day for $30 each so that’s $60 that will go into that account automatically in May.

I did make some progress with my health in April though so I’m very proud of that accomplishment.  I even blogged about it some. I started keeping a food journal in early April, focusing more on what I eat instead of calorie counting.  And I also started walking again on my birthday.  Two weeks ago I also started doing food prep for the week to insure I eat healthy lunches.  And it’s been paying off!  I lost 7 pounds in April; I hope I can double that or lose even more in May.

There’s no writing going on other than blog posts, and I don’t think there will be much to come this year.  I’m just not feeling it.  BUT…I did get my manuscript back from my editor so I hope to have a new book available by the end of the year!

And that’s April in a nutshell. Can’t say I’m sad to see it go but I can’t believe it’s already May. Have a good month!

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