28. 12. 2012

How we did compared to budget in December:

December Budget Round - Up

Financial Goals:

1. Stay within grocery budget (£200). Fail (ish) although I nearly made it. At least £48 of the grocery spending was on coffee (for our stockpile), so I only went over budget by about £14. At this time of the year I’m happy with that :)

2. Increase income by at least £100. Yes. We gained an extra £218.17 in December


We also very gratefully received a bonus from hubby’s company. It was a total surprise and will enable us to finish all of the work on our house in 2013. We’re saving a percentage of it as they’re as likely to let him go as reward him next year!

Personal Spending:


January WILL be a lot less spendy……..I hope!

How did you do to budget in December?


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In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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3 Responses to “BUDGET ROUND-UP: DECEMBER 2012”

  1. savingfortravel says:

    You did really well with your budget Laura. I haven’t really kept to a budget in the last 2 months.

    But now i’m technically in January (my months go from 26th to 26th) I am back on track.

    Great news about your hubby’s bonus.

    Sft x

  2. I way overspent on our grocery budget. I blame Christmas for that. Congrats on the increase in income.