April 2010 Wrap-Up

by Kay Lynn

 Windshield crack

April was a busy month as a I had a big project at work.  Because of my vacation the due date became “before you leave”.   With the help of my co-workers we met the deadline but worked more hours than typical including weekends.

This was on top of the usual pre-vacation activity which includes grooming appointments, pet planning, and packing.  I’m one of those people who packs a week in advance and this time it was right up to the day.  Somehow, we made it.

Budget and Spending

We came back from vacation without any new bills.  In fact I had half my spending money left (just couldn’t find anything I wanted to spend it on).  It’s a great feeling. 

The only unplanned expense was replacing a cracked windshield in my car.  It went into the car wash with a decent crack, but was still drivable.  It came out with a crack across the whole window and replacement couldn’t be put off any longer.  This cost us $249 which came from the car repair sinking fund.

Blog Statistics

Blog traffic continues to grow.  Visits were up 4% and page views were up 7%. 

I want to give a special shout-out to blogs who send visitors my way.  The top 10 referrers in April are:

1. GraceFUL Retirement
2. Money Honey SF
3. Family Balance Sheet
4. Mighty Bargain Hunter
5. Credit Card Chaser
6. Budgets Are Sexy
7. Deliver Away Debt
8. Wise Bread
9. Frugal Zeitgeist
10. The Frugal Girl

Did you meet your goals in April?  Any unexpected events that derailed plans?

photo credit: zpeckler

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Forest May 14, 2010 at 8:57 am

Great news on the traffic…. Must also be an awesome feeling to have holiday money left over! Can’t say that has ever happened to me!!

Thanks for the referrer mention 🙂
.-= Forest´s last blog ..Does A Minimalist Lifestyle Breed Laziness? =-.

Bucksome May 14, 2010 at 11:39 am

It is good to know I can use the leftover money for my next trip which is to a blogging summit in July.

Jersey Mom May 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

You couldn’t find anything to buy?? I don’t think I’d have that problem. =) That’s why I give myself a tight budget.
.-= Jersey Mom´s last blog ..My Infatuation with Food =-.

Bucksome May 14, 2010 at 11:36 am

Sad, but true. I set aside a chunk of it for my summer blog conference trips so will put it to good use.

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