I’m just about finished with my first month of YNAB, and I love it.
In October I received $7,174.50 in freelance income and $162.44 in book royalties, or $7,336.94 total.
I want to maximize my pay for as long as possible to give us as much of a cushion as I can to get by on reduced pay for the duration of my leave.
In September I received $4,133.95 in freelance income and $121.98 in book royalties, or $4,255.93 total.
At Longreads, Vanessa Golenia describes what happened when she started dating someone who made significantly less money than she did, and what happened when they decided to combine both their lives and their incomes.
We’ve been together for seven years and married for four years now, and didn’t even open joint checking and savings accounts until this past spring.
In August I received $6,016.19 in freelance income and $102.54 in book royalties, or $6,118.73 total.
I’ve started tracking these freebies in my budget, creating a line-item for everything we receive that costs $0 — and it’s helping me change the way I think about my budget overall.