2015 is a new year and new opportunity to challenge myself! This is a continuation of the purchase challenge I did in 2014 (evaluation coming). The biggest goal of this Purchase Challenge is to control my book spending: no more than $20 per month.
I always start the draft for these monthly book purchase updates at the beginning of the month. It gives me a chance to look back over the previous month and encourage myself to do better throughout the coming month.
28-Jul-2015: I DO have a special purchase for August: The new Kate Daniels release by Ilona Andrews !!!!!!!!! (Sqeeeeeeee!)
03-Aug-2015: I decided to start reading audio books. My husband has an Audible account (a gift from me) and I decided to use some of his credits. I’m not going to count this towards my monthly budget as I’ve paid for this account for years and will continue to do so.
19-Aug-2015: I received a giftcard. I decided that any book purchased with the giftcard doesn’t count toward my monthly budget as I’m not spending my own money.
August 2015 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 7
Total Amount Spent: $61.82
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 1
(SP) Amount Spent: $13.59
(R) Amount Spent: $0
(O) Other/Giftcard: $36.81
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
August Budget Available (not including special purchases/other): $8.58