Episode 5: Low Income Budget Series – How I Saved Over $1000

This is a post I’m excited to share. I’ve been sharing my financial journey with you all from the highs and lows to all the mishaps in between. You can keep up with the full series here. This particular post I wanted to share how I saved over $1,000 within 2 months or so with a limited income. Yes, it can be done. Let’s get to it!

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Disclaimer: I am not a financial expert or accountant. I am on the road to financial freedom like many others and decided to document my journey.

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Episode 4: Low Income Budget Series – February Budget + January Fail

One of my goals for January was to consistently create content for Chaotic Critic and I am so proud that I have ben able to do so. One of my favorite series that I’ve created here on the blog this year is my Low Income Budget series. I’ve been bringing you all along on my journey to financial freedom. It’s easy to write down my bills, but it’s skill and discipline to not only pay but to keep expenses at a minimum. Let’s not even get to savings.

This post is all about my February budget and what I failed at in January.

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Episode 2: Low Budget Income Series – 2018 Expenses

Welcome to episode 2 of my low Budget Income series. This edition will be a closer look at my 2018 expenses. That’s right, all the details (well as much as possible). This episode is important to see just where the hell my money went in the first place. So, taking a stroll back through all my statements (January to December) to what was spent on my debit, nor just bills, I’ve been able to come to a decisive conclusion.

Disclaimer: I am not a financial expert or accountant. I am on the road to financial freedom like many others and decided to document my journey.

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Episode 1: Low Budget Income Series – Why Budget Now + January Budget

Welcome to a new series here on Chaotic Critic. This time is a little different, we’re focusing on finances. My finances to be precise. This is an area in the planner community that is growing with the likes of Shay Budgets and E. Michelle, but as a whole, financial freedom is usually on the back burner. I decided to title this series a Low Budget Income Series as that is exactly what my income is. Hopefully you’ll stick around for the ride. Buckle up!

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Holiday Gift Ideas Under $20

Here I am still filling in the blogmas gaps, welcome to day 18. Also, special happy 18th birthday to my little sister (if she ever reads this). Today’s post is a fun one, a holiday gift guide filled with ideas under $20. For the kiddos, parents, loved ones, partner, etc., I’ve got you covered! Plus, I have a great gift idea for those that want to give back to their community. Ready, set, shop!

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Budget Friendly Christmas DIYs

Welcome to Day 2 of Blogmas here on Chaotic Critic. For those that are new readers, Blogmas (similar to vloggers on YouTube) is a post a day until Christmas. I’ve created many holiday themed DIYs featuring recycled materials you may have in your craft stash. This post is a cumulative list of quick and easy budget friendly Christmas-themed DIYs. Read, Set, CRAFT!

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Michaels Haul + Building my Craft Stash

I’ve been pretty good about not buying any crafty items these past couple of months and trying to use what I have. This week at Michaels they were offering their 60% off coupon on regular price stickers, washi tape, and embellishments by Recollections. The location I went to didn’t have anything that I wanted, so I decided to stock up with their scrapbook paper deals instead.

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