*proofread on little sleep.
Hey everyone! Happy Friday! It’s actually Thursday as I’m writing this in a production office at a large studio where we are filming. I’m acting as a DIT (digital intermediate technician) again, which is a somewhat new role for me, as I normally just sit at my cozy kitchen table and edit. It’s not a lot of money, but it’s a little extra and it gives me some more production experience (rethinking this whole production thing after last night).
It’s all the way in Irvine which is about an hour drive for me, so that’s kind of a downer, but the good news is I might (very slight might since I didn’t get out until 9pm last night) meet up with Erika from Newlyweds on a Budget and American Debt Project Friday night after we’re done shooting.
Week in Review
1. I’ve actually surpassed the 1k mark for “extra” income this month. Don’t congratulate me yet…because I’m WAY under my projected income for freelance work. 🙁 That being said, a year ago I would have been extremely depressed and worried about it, but making that extra income gives me just a little padding in my checking account, where I won’t have to take any money out of my emergency fund to pay rent. I will break down how I earned over 1k in a post at the end of the month, in case anyone wants to know exactly what I did to earn that amount. I know for me I’m always curious at the ways people earn extra money.
2. I can tell you one of the ways was teaching a 7 and 9-year-old how to play beach volleyball. My hats off to you parents out there. I don’t know how you have the patience to raise children. Y’all are saints that’s all I can say. The good news is I get paid $50/hour for a two-hour lesson (one hour for each kid). The mom would have me teaching every day if I could but I’m just not available that much. I have to thank my friend Dave (I’m not sure thanks is the appropriate word-lol) for hooking me up with that gig.
3. OK so I have a question for my readers. Do you re-allocate funds in your budget as the month goes along, or do you wait until the end of the month and see where you went over so you can adjust it for the next month?
The reason I ask is because I’m trying to make every dollar stretch this month since I’m not making much freelance income. I had money in a health category but realized I was going over in grocery and miscellaneous categories, so I re-allocated those extra funds into those accounts. But is that cheating the system? Am I not being realistic about what my grocery budget really is or what my entertainment fund should really look like?
Join Carly at Re-Creating Carley as she enjoys Tea & Inspiration – Part Two – Summertime.
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Brian from Luke1428 talks about compassion and human connection: Trayvon, Zimmerman and Our Road to Healing.
Pauline from Make Money Your Way explains some ways you can earn some extra income: Successful attempt at making money online: Start your own website.
Matt at Mom and Dad Money tells you what a budget really means. It’s not always a bad thing: Budget With a Passion.
Student Debt Survivor talks about how you don’t always have to go back to school if you hate your job: Hate Your Job? Go Back to School!
DC at Young Adult Money explains How Cost of Living Impacts Finances and Lifestyle.
Michelle at Budget Bloggess talks about why you should Fight for Financial Independence: Creating the Right Environment.
Happy Birthday Michelle at The Shop My Closet Project: It’s My Birthday!!! Thoughts on celebrating your special day and the ones you love 🙂 Why it’s so important.
Have a great weekend everyone!