Cutting the Budget: Week 22 & 23 – Bound Together

Posted June 7, 2014 by Shari in Cutting the Budget / 1 Comment

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Cutting the Budget 2014

Ending May

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf by Michele Bardsley Amazon $0.00 $4.33

June 2014

Book and Author Source Price + Tax Budget Left
Worth the Risk by Robin Beilman Amazon $0.00 $35.00

left for May 2014

left for June 2014

Week 22 & 23 of 2014

Well, I went on vacation and left the online world behind last week. Sorry, but budget keeping is something I have to do almost right away for a week and I just didn’t have time last Saturday to work on the post. So this week you are getting two weeks for the price of one…well, I am actually writing this ahead of time and trying to come back to add books as I buy them…which really I haven’t had time to do either.

So I managed to come in under budget for May and haven’t spent a penny in June. That will probably chance starting today as I am at RAGT…and buying books.

An end to one month and a beginning of a new month. How are we doing?

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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LOL! I’m not even sure if vacation would stop me much since I’ve been known to find books to buy almost anywhere. But whatever the reason, nice job of staying on top of your budget, Shari! I came in way under budget in May having spent Zippo out of pocket and so far so good for the first week of June. I picked up that same Bielman freeie and got two books with my GC that were on sale. The Bronze Horseman is like 900+ pages long and I paid $2 from my GC for it so I definitely got… Read more »