July 2014 Stats and August Goals

Hello Sophisticated Spenders!

sophisticated spender july stats and august goals

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

It’s already August and that means it’s time for some updates.

This blog is constantly evolving and changing and I’d like to take a minute to thank all of my awesome readers.  You have been here thru thick and thin.

Thank you for reading!

I appreciate each and every one of you!

Here are some numbers for July:


In July we had 742 views.  This is amazing!  We only had 208 views in June so I am very happy to see the increase!

Twitter followers: 440 (up from 426 last month)

Facebook page likes: 214 (up from 208)

Side Hustle Income:

Blog: $0!

Zumba/Insanity: $497.82 (Down from over $700 last month.  I did a lot of traveling in July and I had an incorrect paycheck.)

eBay: $0  (I finally listed an item last week!)

Update on goals:

1:  Try a new recipe.

2: Practice fitness routines!  I am now certified to teach Jillian Michael’s BodyShred.  It was a really really awesome class.  I actually like it more than Insanity (but the Insanity music is better than the BodyShred music).

3: Reading!  I STILL have a pile of magazines to read.  I will pencil in the time to do more reading, learning and catching up.

4: Meal Planning!  All of the free food that is being thrown my way is going straight to my waistline.  I will plan and post my meals.

Weekly financial challenge:

weekly financial challenge

5: Cash only!  I’ve spent a lot of money this summer on moving, vacations and conferences.  The only way that I know how to stop the bleeding is to go cash only.  It is a known fact that people spend less when using cold hard cash.  The only downside to going cash only is that it’ll be harder to keep track of where my money is going AND I am known to lose things from time to time (yes, cash has been lost my friends and it hurt)!

What are your goals for this month? Last month?

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