June was a huge month for me, but a lot of it involved just sitting around and waiting for that paycheck to hit at the end of the month. (OK, I also hung out a ton with my friends, flew across the country, drove about 1/3 of the way across the country, and got settled into a new town.
July is the reset button, as the new job starts, so I guess it’s time to set some goals.
Goal #1: Figure out a workable budget once I know for sure how much take-home pay I’ll have
Goal #2: Sign up to have $1000 a month put automatically into a 403(b); have first $1000 taken out.
Goal #3: $500 in side hustle income
Goal #4: Bike to work two days a week (saving gas)
Goal #5: Stick to the grocery budget I laid out (this is going to be…really tough. I’m probably going to fail at this goal
That’s all I can think of at the moment. I have two trips to take this month: one to Nearby Large City to see a friend’s play (total hoped for cost: $50 — public transportation and a ticket to the play; should be able to stay with other friends) and one “back east” for my brother’s wedding (total hoped for cost: $300 for plane ticket, public transportation, and incidentals; again, I get free lodging.) So there goes my travel fund contributions for July and August! Good thing I am going to be a total homebody in August and September unless an emergency crops up.