Cutting the Budget: Week 21 – Going on vacation!

Posted May 25, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 1 Comment

Cutting the Budget 2014

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Mine To Take by Cynthia Eden Amazon $0.00 $10.17
His Billion Dollar Baby by Lea Nolan Amazon $0.99 $9.09
Black Moon by J.D. Tyler Amazon $4.76 $4.33
Forever by Jacqueline Frank Audible CREDIT $4.33
Forged by Jacqueline Frank Amazon – Birthday Gift $0.00 $4.33
Moon’s Flower by Marie Hall Amazon – Birthday Gift $0.00 $4.33
Huntsman’s Prey by Marie Hall Amazon – Birthday Gift $0.00 $4.33
More Than This by Lissa Matthews Amazon – Birthday Gift $0.00 $4.33
Danika’s Surprise by Marie Hall Amazon – Birthday Gift $0.00 $4.33

left for May 2014

Week 21 of 2014

Wow, sorry I forgot to post this yesterday! This ends my first of three weeks on the road and finding time to sit down to work on anything is becoming a luxury. Leaving Knoxville, TN today to Florida. One of my kids participated in Destination Imagination Globals this last week. While I had tons of time to read, I only actually got one book read.

But this also helped me to stay on budget this week. My sweet husband got me this new laptop, but felt guilty I wasn’t getting anything on my actual birthday. So he loaded up my Kindle with some books. That is the bulk of  my spending (or not) of the week. Only $4.33 left for one week. Let’s hope Disney keeps me busy so I don’t go out and spend more money!

How was your week?

Want to join in?

Comment below with your link! I am excited to see how you are doing!


Delighted Readers Cutting the Budget Rules for 2014

  • $40.00 a month spending limit on bound & ebooks (March & April’s budget is now $35)
  • $22.95/month for 2 Audible Credits (Currently have 0)
  • 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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That’s a great pile of books and what a special guy to know just the right thing to make your birthday even better. Glad things are still going well on the road. Enjoy Disney! I won a gift card so I got books too and didn’t touch the budget that is still intact at $25 (amazing, I know). I picked up four novel-length, four novellas and one box set ($.99 sale). The novellas are all part of favorite series and I had just been putting them off since I didn’t want to pay $2-3 bucks for less than a hundred… Read more »