Cutting the Budget: Week 20 – Happy Birthday to Me!

Posted May 17, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 3 Comments

Cutting the Budget 2014

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
One Night with a Cowboy by Tawny Taylor Amazon $1.06 $28.028
Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair Amazon $8.55 $19.47
Once Bitten, Twice Burned by Cynthia Eden Amazon $9.30 $10.17

$10.17
left for April 2014

Week 20 of 2014

Well this is my weekend! Or it’s my son’s weekend and I get to tag along…however you want to look at it since our birthday’s are only 2 days apart. So I splurged a little this week on one of my favorite authors, Cherise Sinclair, and wanted to continue a series with Cynthia Eden. Still coming in under budget this week! Yay!

One other note….I downgraded my Audible.com account from 2 credits a month to 1. I seem to be a collector of audio books who never finds time to actually listen to them. While I still like them for long drives, I just am not driving long drives much. In fact, my 5 hour drive this week will include the coach and his two little sons going to DI Globals. Can’t very well listen to what I normally will in front of them, especially since I am driving.

How was your week?

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Delighted Readers Cutting the Budget Rules for 2014

  • $40.00 a month spending limit on bound & ebooks (March, April, and May’s budget is now $35)
  • $14.95/month for 1 Audible Credits (Currently have 2 + a $10 credit)
  • 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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Sophia Rose
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Haha! I dare you to listen to Cherise with your coach in the car. Just teasing! Even if it would be funny to make him squirm, there are the two boys. My mom read some pretty hot romance back in the day and I used to crack up when she’d shove it under the couch cushion when certain people came over not out of shame, but just b/c she knew that it would make our guests uncomfortable. We used to tease her about covering her books in brown paper grocery bags like we did with our school books. Happy Birthday,… Read more »

Sharonda Lowman
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lols. I don’t think I could listen to C. Sinclair wihile driving period 😀

i cancelled my audible account…I wasn’t listening to my books much so I did’t think it made much sense for me to keep the account. Maybe one of these days I’ll start it again.

I spent a little this week, so I haven’t gone over Woot!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Aws happy birthday to the both of ya. A little splurging is definitely in order for that 🙂