Another month is over! I don’t know about anyone else, but 2014 is flying by for us. At the end of the month I like to do a reflection on how the month has gone and reflect on the aims I set at the beginning of the month.

 

July has been good for us in terms of money. We have spent more in July than June, because we had our house insurance to renew, plus we’ve been on vacation as well. But, we knew this would be the case and have budgeted for accordingly.

 

July marks the second month of blogging and I’m still really enjoying it. I like reading financial blogs and I’m also enjoying the process of coming up with blog posts and then writing and posting them. I love reading comments that people take time to leave and they often conjure up other thoughts to do with how people manage their money. I now have 89 followers on Twitter and I have had 4,115 views on the blog at the time of writing this post.

 

Our Financial Aims for July were:

– Have 18 NSpend Days (or NSDs)

– Overpay our mortgage by £350

– Put £600 into savings

 

In terms of our financial aims, they have not gone to plan this month. I have managed to have 17 NSDs in July which is short of our aim for the month. This is due to spending time with friends and also being away on vacation. We’ve managed to overpay out mortgage by £394.95 which is more than our aim. I’m pleased about that but I’m wondering about changing our plans for overpaying (again) so watch this space. I’ve only put £300 into savings this month which is only half of our aim. I’m disappointed by this, but know why we haven’t hit our target, which is half the battle.

 

Personal Aims for July were:

– lose 5lbs

– bake at least twice

– go out for a bike ride at least twice

 

I haven’t lost 5lbs but I have lost 2lbs which is a start. I think I was too optimistic with 5 lbs in a month, so it’s better than nothing. I haven’t baked anything again; work has been so busy that I haven’t felt like it at all. Finally, I’ve been on 1 bike ride, so again, not that great here. I think I’ve lost a bit of motivation lately, and need to get it back!

 

How was your July? Have you hit your aims? I would love to hear about it! 

 

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