My budget started with $1500. My goal was $400/month from January-October. That would put me at $5500 for our vacation. The booked trip is $3400, but no fall discounts are applied yet, so I'm hoping to wittle it down to around $3000.
January is almost done, so how have I done so far?
My paypal is up to $708, and that's after $275 was put towards the downpayment. That puts me at almost $1000 already earned. I do web graphics to sell on Facebook, and aside from the initial $1500, all of the trip will be provided by what I earn.
I must be REALLY motivated, though, because I have never had a $600 month, let alone a nearly $1000 month! If I can repeat this in February, the actual trip will be paid off, leaving me from March to October for spending money.
I'm so excited!