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Weekend Project – Creating a Home Gym
Emily
As summer came to a close and the fall breeze started to roll in, I began thinking about the fact that outdoor free fitness classes in Milwaukee will be coming to an end too. I guess you could say Wisconsin winters are not ideal for an outdoor yoga class or boot camp.
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How Social Media is helping me Budget
Emily
Last week I talked about how I went over budget last month and how stressful it was for me. Not only did the dogs create extra expenses but after reflecting and reviewing my spending for the month, there was more to it.
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Budget Planning for October
Emily
We are at the end of September, which means it’s time to start budget planning for October.  I am going through my entire month and looking at any appointments I have made for myself and the dogs and estimate charges accordingly. 

Here are a few things I’m budgeting for this month that are not in the regular monthly budget:
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Dogs are Expensive!
Emily
I can’t deny it; I love my little furballs to death, but my dog expenses this month have been more than I expected. Remi had her yearly checkup and while she’s healthy and in good shape, I wasn’t prepared to budget a $250 bill. I was thinking that her yearly shots would be less than they were and was surprised to find out that they cost a bit more than I anticipated. Yearly checkups aren’t something that I can really avoid, but it did throw me off budget a little for September.
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Cleaning out my Closet
Emily
This weekend was laundry weekend. I’ll admit it – I’m the kind of person that does laundry once or twice a month with several loads. I’m at the point where I go into my closet and I say I have “nothing” to wear even though there are 35 shirts still on hangers and 10 pairs of leggings on the shelf.
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camping weekend
Emily
Looking for a fun getaway without spending a ton of money? Try Camping! We headed out to Governor Dodge State Park this past weekend for a trip that cost us under $100. 

Here are some tips to keep spending costs low:
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