Cutting the Budget: Week 11 – What a feelin’…here’s believin’

Posted March 15, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 8 Comments

Cutting the Budget 2014



Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Enslaved by Shoshanna Evers Audio Review Book $0.00 $30.74
Red Hot Reunion by Bella Andre Amazon $4.27 $26.47
Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye credit $0.00 $26.47
 A Little Harmless Six Pack by Melissa Schroeder Amazon $1.06 $25.41

left for March 2014

Week 11 of 2014

So far so good…what a feelin’! I still have money to spend and the month is half over! If you had asked me at the beginning of the year if I could stay on budget, I would have said no. But so far so good! And I am still getting to read all the books I want too.

Did you get a chance to pick up Melissa Schroeder’s Six Pack of Harmless novels? The beginning five aren’t going to be bundled for a while…the publishers still own the rights. But the ones in the bundle are all Melissa’s and for $.99, you can’t beat this deal. Hopefully you are hopping out to get it!



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Delighted Readers Cutting the Budget Rules for 2014

  • $40.00 a month spending limit on bound & ebooks (March’s budget is now $35)
  • $22.95/month for 2 Audible Credits (Currently have 3 unused)
  • Taxes are included in book prices
  • Weekly report on what was spent
  • Use includes coupon, code, or subscription services
  • Budget includes ebooks, bound books, and audio books
  • Books received as gifts, won or bought with a gift card can be included but they cost you nothing since you didn’t actually spend your own money on them. So keep using them and keeping your budget healthy!

How are you cutting your budget but still getting to read everything you want?

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • I saw that pack of Melissa’s and wondered if you had read them, but forgot to ask. My budget has $5 left in it. I got my new CS Harris, my new Patricia Briggs, and six others from my wish list while I was at it leaving only the $5 for the last book I want that will release this month. I know it is only half-way through, but I got like 6 books to keep me busy now on top of my review list so I should be fine not to go over.

    Way to go, btw Shari! You’re doing beyond good.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I think I already owned all of the Harmless series, but I went ahead and bought this one to make sure. Now I just need time to read them all. I have read 3 of them I think…all out of order. Can you make it the rest of the month on $5? I can’t wait to see!

      • Haha! I don’t know, but I’m sure going to try. I only have one more book that comes out this month, the new Abigail Roux, so we shall see.

  • Mariana_BookTravels

    You did great this week and I’m now thinking about the six pack. Will see…

    • Shari Delighted Read

      99 cents for six books, I couldn’t resist.

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I “bought” two novellas this past week. But they don’t count since they were bought with my B&N gift card balance on my Nook account. LOL They were only $.99 each. But still it was no money out of my pocket.

    • Amazing, Jennifer!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Only two? You have more restraint than I do right now. Luckily I have been on the go so much I haven’t had much time to go book shopping.