Monday, October 27, 2008

My Meme

Thanks Emily for tagging me. This was fun. :)

* Five Things I Plan To Do Before I Die:

1. Have 365 clothes. (Anti frugal I know)
2. Have 1 KG of gold jewellery. (Anti frugal I know)
3. Explore complete India.
4. Learn to play drums.
5. Want to run a marathon.

* Five Things I Can Do:

1. I can write small stories.
2. I can make salads.
3. I can knit.
4. I can do gardening.
5. I can keep all mf my stuff and DH's stuff propelrly managed.

* Five Things I Can't Do:
1. Can't Drive.
2. Can't Cook with interest.
3. Can't be diplomatic.
4. Can't overeat
5. Can't get up early in the morning.

* Five Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex:

1. Voice quality
2. Sense of humour
3. Intelligence
4. Ability to think outside the box
5. Family Values

* Five Things I Say Most Often:

1. love you ( of course to my DH)
2. C ya ( to my hubby who is always bussy when ever I call him)
3. Get lost ( to all my friends when they overpower me while pulling my leg)
4. hu ha ha ha (i fake out this laugh when some one tries to pull my leg)
5. ram ram ( this is way I start my conversation with my mom and dad)

Tracking - 25th October 2008

Yupee, that was another no spend day. So I got 5 out of my planned 10. It seems bad, but given I did no planning to club my expenses and this is festival time in India, I guess I did well. I doubt that I can get any more no spend day in this month, but I'll keep this blog updated, in case I get that. :)

My numbers: 5/ 10

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tracking - 24th October

I got one more no spend day.
I never expected this. Yesterday I was so scared by all the bad news around regading finances and economy that I was afraid to buy anything. But that helped me to get one more no spend day.

Numbers so far:
No Spend Day: 4/10

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One more no spend day

I got one more no spend day. Managing home and planning in a way to get no spend days seems to be so much difficult. Either grocery, or something pops up. :(

Well, here are my numbers so far:
No Spend Days - 3/10

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mid Month Update

I am really running busy now a days. With new work and festive season around makes life very busy. And here are my number so far, very de-motivating :(

2/10 (with 12 days already gone).

It seems to be almost impossible to meet my targets this month. :(

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

1st October 2008

I had a bad start for the month. I spent 1800 bucks in just one day. :(
Most of it was on grocery and other house hold related stuff but still, I am upset.

My No Spend Days: 0/10

Septembers Final Update and October Goal

September is gone and my marriage is 5 months old. :) wow.

Neways, this blog is not about my life, only finacial part of it.
September was not my month, DH managed it and blown it off.

1) We needed more money then actually allocated, we went over budget. :)
2) CC bill is blown. Quite predictable but not all his fault. He only added some to it, rest were few bad things that just happened along the way.

But yes we really splurged, ate loads of Pizzas, watched 2 movies but not much of shopping. I also had two get together in last month, so all OK.

October, is again to me. Lets see how I fair, I hope of doing good. :)
My goal:

1) simple as always, limit my home budget with Rs. 15000, and lets see how I fair.
2) Have 10 no spend days in october. I am doing this for the first time but lets see how i fair. :)

And yes, I was checking on the contingency cash that I have accumulated through money that I saved while managing house. In just three months, I managed to save around Rs 6000, out of which we already took 1000 last month to meet the ends. So, now I am left with Rs 5000 and thinking of putting it in some saving account. Lets see how this goes! Will update you all, but thought of sharing this with you all.

Me seems to be back.. atleast for now

I missed this, reading and writing.
I almost read all that you all wrote in the meantime, even though not commented much.
First of all some updates from my side:
1) I recently changed my team I work for. It was tough, I was working on last product for almost 3 years and was completely in my confort zone, but thats exactly what I hate. I love everyday to be tough and challenging. Initial 15 days in this new project were very very tough. I don't know linux, I dread it. Now that will be main platform for my development, so things are going to be tough for another 6 months. But I am sure I'll learn a great deal in return.

2) Last month, DH managed home finances(or shall I say blown them up :)), but I guess he has tasted what I wanted him to know. This I'll be able to comment more only in coming days. Exactly about my finances later, but it was fun. I mean yuu just sitting and he managing the numbers, fun. :) We should do this every 6 months.

3) I finally recovered completely from my illness. My throat and mouth seems to be doing perfectly fine for now. Fingers are crossed.

I think put lots of things on track last month, so I call it a success month. :)