Ok first of all, how is it even April already? Either way, we all know that each new month is a fresh start for all of us. In the larger scope of things, I have succeeded with my financial goals for the month of the March. Before I continue with this post, I have a confession to make. Are you ready? Brace yourselves LOL
I BROKE MY NO SPEND!
Dramatic, I know! Anyhow, it wasn’t a substantial amount ($18) but still…. Here’s a quick planner update: Up until I broke the no spend, I still hadn’t copied a lot of important info from the happy planner to the filofax so I have been carrying both planners with me everyday. Between the two planners, my wallet, a zip up pouch full of pens and other stuff, my purse was starting to get heavy again. I debated for several weeks as to whether I wanted to spend money on a mini budget happy planner.
Disclaimer: The pink & purple highlighted dates are successful dates! (used whichever highlighter I grabbed at the moment)
HERE’S THE LOWDOWN ON THIS LITTLE MISHAP
It was Saturday, March 10th to be exact. I was out running errands and I stopped by Michael’s just to see if they had the mini budget planner however they didn’t have any mini happy planners in stock. On my way home, I stopped at Hobby Lobby and went straight to the planner section but they didn’t have the mini budget planner either. They had one undated regular mini and the others started in July. As I was walking out, I happened to look to my left as I walked by this small display of notebooks and pens when I noticed a single mini happy planner just sitting there. It was the only one so I picked it up to see if it was an undated one and Bingo! It wasn’t the actual budget planner but that’s okay because I knew that I could easily make it a budget planner by simply trimming down the expense tracker and notes pages to fit perfectly which is why I prefer the Happy Planners over Erin Condren life planners.
I will definitely share more about how I set it up in a future post. In the meantime, I just wanted to give you all my mini update and to find out your progress for last month. How did you do with your budget and No Spend goals for last month? Were you able to accomplish a full no spend month or did you have any hiccups along the way?
Are you ready to start April with a new blank slate? If so, make sure to print out my simple yet cute April No Spend Trackers for your personal size planner and/or classic happy planners.
Click here to download – Personal Size
Click here to download – Classic Happy Planner Size
Tip: When you open the PDF, make sure to choose Actual Size before you print the file. You will have to trim them to the appropriate size to fit into whichever planner size you use. If you wish to use them in a three ring binder, etc. you would select “Fit to Page”.
As always, I hope that I have encouraged you to either start and/or continue on your No Spend journey. Please don’t forget to tag me @theinnovativelatina on Instagram if you post any pictures sharing how you have incorporated these trackers into your daily routines and planners.