So I just finished by second radio show. It was definitely better than the first, albeit with a few hiccups here and there. Now I need to get ready for next Sunday. 15 months ago
How I did it: So, for spring term I decided I would still to a budget, for real. I opened up Excel and used one of their default templates. I modified it so that applied to my income/expenses as a college student.
How I did it: I could tell a friend of mine was really interest in me, so I started to flirt with him one day and we just hit it off. We agreed that we would have an open relationship and end it when spring term was over.
I signed up to be an on-campus DJ. Unfortunately, I was late to my own first show. Fortunately, everything else went fine. Hopefully next week goes better on the scheduling front. 15 months ago
I know how you feel; I also am going through college and I agree, life happens. But when it does happen, just start over with new numbers and try to get better each time. You can do it! 15 months ago
So I got my college refund check back in January. Immediately I plugged in the numbers, setting aside specific amounts of money for specific things. And through all of January, I did great! I never went over budget, and even created a $500 rainy day fund.
Then February happened, and I decided I wanted stuff. Now my account is near zero, so I’m going to take $160 out of my rainy day fund to compensate. Meaning that through the end of this month, and into March, I need to be better about what I spend my money on. 15 months ago
So as I was sitting around one day, I got to thinking, “Maybe I should look into taking interest in sports, like all the normal people do.”
I decided that football was too vulgar, soccer too rare in America, and basketball, while an amazing choice, just not currently in my line of interest. Therefore, I decided baseball would be the most fun option.
So I guess, for this goal, I’m going to try to take an interest in MLB. Who knows? It could be fun. 16 months ago
How I did it: The biggest step to getting rid of unnecessary possessions is to get rid of what you want, but don't necessarily need. As such, I sold my XBOX360. Not only did the money go toward more beneficial things, but I don't have to deal with the alternatives, which were:
So I’ve come up with a set of planned expenses based on my financial aid estimate for next term. As the term unfolds I hope to be as conservative with my spending as I can be. 17 months ago
I think it would be really cool to plant trees in the desert as a way to help cultivate the environment. 17 months ago
I arrived at OIT with wayyyyyy too much stuff to fit in a dorm. By the time I started swapping my wardrobe over (as part of my transition from living male to living female) I couldn’t find anywhere to put anything! So I’ve been trying to clean up a bit. Most of my old clothes went to Goodwill. I’ll probably take the rest of them in over the next few weeks.
Paper goods are the bane of my existence. I have to focus on getting a better system of filing things, and throwing out things I will simply never look at again, such as old forms or graded assignments. Finally, I need to sell off some of the things I never use so they aren’t taking up unnecessary space. 17 months ago