Time goes by way too quick! I feel like I blink and the weekend is here already. I didn’t get a chance to share how I did with February’s goals or my plans for March so I want to give you a quick update.
I completed 50% of my goals in February.
- I didn’t touch my emergency fund.
- I read two books.
- I didn’t obsessively check stats.
I spent the majority of my free time in February finishing up on the bookkeeping job. The two weeks’ notice actually turned into four weeks. This was my first week of only having one day job! I got to spend all day Thursday working on my other goals.
My extra income goal for March was $300. 9 days into March and I have already made $160 so I am hoping I can put in some hard work and exceed the $300 target.
- Make at least $300 in extra income.
- Read 3 books.
- Find a staff writing gig.
I am going to keep this month’s goals short and sweet so that I can stay focused.
No more divorce drama. Ever since the ex-husband and I had the conversation about doing what is best for the girls things have been going very smoothly. (He has been getting on my nerves, but I keep that to myself J )
My oldest daughter started gymnastics this week and she couldn’t be more proud of herself. It’s the best feeling in the world to see her so excited for something. I am very glad I finally got her started.
I didn’t enroll in the budgeted plan for the electric bill last month. I had family members telling me not to do it because when the electric company evens up at the end of the year I will owe a lot of money! So I thought I took the necessary precautions to keep the electric bill low.
I kept the heat as low as I possibly could, made sure there were no lights or TV’s on in any rooms we didn’t use, and used my Eden Pure Heater a lot. (It’s supposed to cost something like a dollar a day to run?) Well………..things didn’t work out. This month’s electric bill – $520.92. Yepp, I’m officially screwed.
Posts I Loved
I want to start sharing some posts from others that have beneficial to me and that I think could be beneficial to you. This week’s topic is Online Business (Whoohoo!) except for Mandy’s post about Self Worth because it’s just too good not to share!
Net Worth Is Not Your Self Worth from Mandy @ Money Master Mom. This post is a great reminder that there is so much more to life than money. Mandy is a great person, always showing random acts of kindness and has some pretty fantastic ideas.
The Deadly Math Mistake That Will Make Your Freelance Business Fail from Carol Tice @ Make a Living Writing. Ever since Melissa from Mom’s Plans introduced to me to Carol’s blog I have been hooked. This is now my go to place for all things freelance related.
How to Start a Blog – Tips for a Beginner from Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents. It’s probably no secret that Michelle is one of my favorite bloggers. She works hard and has reaped the benefits of doing so. I wanted to share this in case any of you were considering to start a blog but didn’t know what to do first.
An Online Business is NOT a Passive Income Source from Grayson @ Debt Roundup This is such a great reminder that in no way, shape, or form is an online business passive. It takes a lot of work, but the good thing is the work is fun! (or at least I think so)
Increased Productivity = More Money in My Pocket from the Happy Homeowner As a budding online entrepreneur the happy homeowner has a list of things she needs to get done. I do a few of things she suggests as well such as sitting in a quiet area to get things done and avoid distractions.
Are You Suited to be An Entrepreneur? From Jordann @ My Alternate Life. Jordann brings up a great point in this post that entrepreneurism isn’t for everyone. She sorts through some of the pros and cons and weighs in on whether owning her own business is a good path for her to take.
Niche Website Project Part 2 – The Unveiling from My Money Design. I have a micro niche website myself that should break even on an annual basis. I hope that eventually it will take off. I love diferent ways to make money online and in this post MMD shares his strategy. I wish him all the luck with his new endeavor IRAvs401K Central