How did we do in January? Not so bad considering I would say, we managed to kick the year off with a positive savings rate which was a win after some more high expenses and no maternity pay at all this month.
But first I just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the generous people who have sponsored me so far on my London Marathon charity page.
As you are so great I will give you all a name check, it’s the least you deserve:
Mikey strictly on the bike
Carl (aka Mr 1500)
weenie (Quietly Saving, of course!)
Anonymous – Who are you mysterious and generous stranger!? 🙂
The combined total donated by all of these fine human beings is £240!! Amazing and really helps out with me hitting my target! Thanks to all of you again!
If you’d like to join the ranks of the virtuous then here is the link again (and if you leave a comment, please keep mentions of the blog to #tfs or cheeky nudge nudge wink wink say no more references to “fire” etc… as the others have done… cheers 🙂 )
Back to the update… I’m going to try to shorten the waffle on these reports now and only comment on things if I really feel necessary, also I will put the budget target next to each category in brackets so I don’t have to write “this compares to X which is our target monthly average yada yada yada” about 15 times, which again is a waste of words. See how you like the slight changes and let me know if you can think of any further improvements or optimisations you’d like to see 1 or alternatively if you prefer the old more “freeform” reports then of course just say so!
Here we go then…
- Just to be clear, by optimisations here I’m talking about things that might save me time writing the reports and you reading them, so please don’t suggest something like “I’d like to see year on year figures for every spending category with and without inflation weighting for the past 5 years”; “write less crap” on the other hand is a perfectly reasonable suggestion 😉 ↩