October 2010 Wrap-Up

by Kay Lynn

Make Poverty History!I feel like a broken record saying it, but I can’t believe another month has passed! Okay, time to look back at October 2010.

One of things I’m looking at is the goals I set at the beginning of the year. Many of them have been met, but I’ve got two months to finish a few of them.

One I will not finish is to lose 25 pounds. My triglycerides were normal at the next blood test so I put it out of mind. I will revisit this goal next year with some modification.

The other personal goal that is unfinished relates to the kitchen window coverings. I’ll work on that and hopefully complete it by the end of the year.

That leaves completing our wills as the last unmet goal. Mr. Boomer and I will buckle down and look to get it done before it’s 2011!

Budget Highs and Lows

Last month I had a dental emergency and the bills have come in. This unplanned incident has cost us $1600 after insurance.  The problem is the cap on annual benefits.  Otherwise, we did have a great month.

Bucksome Boomer earned as much this month as one of my monthly paychecks which is a long ways from that first check.  It’ll come in handy for the dentist bill.

Blog Stats

I was worried last month when visitor counts and page views were down about 15% from August.  Good news (not that you were worried), they’re both up 38% from last month for a new all-time high for both.

Thanks again to blogs that send people my way.  The top ten referrers in September were:

1. Wise Bread
2. GraceFUL Retirement
3. Yakezie
4. Len Penzo
5. Tightwad in Utah
6. Cash Flow Sherpas
7. Crystal and Company
8. The Penny Frugalista
9. Girl With the Red Balloon
10. Surviving and Thriving

That’s October in 300 words.  Have a great November!

photo credit: rogiro

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FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com November 3, 2010 at 6:23 am

Wow that $1600 dental emergency was a big hit 🙁

Just wait until we say: “I can’t believe 2010 is over!”

Kay Lynn November 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm

FB, yes when I added up all the dental visits, prescriptions, root canal and crown it was a pretty penny! You’re right about the year being over soon. I’m looking forward to 2011!

Evan November 3, 2010 at 9:04 am

WOW you earned as much on the site as you did in your paycheck? I couldn’t imagine my site making that much in one month. 2 words: BAD ASS

Kay Lynn November 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Evan, thanks for the kudos. I expect your paycheck is much bigger than mine!

Khaleef @ KNS Financial November 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

Wow, your site killed it last month! As you said, it will help you knock out that dental bill.

Everyday Tips November 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I don’t think there is anything I despise spending on more than dental bills. Why hasn’t technology advanced more in dentistry? Sorry you had to spend so much. Hopefully next year will be better.

Kay Lynn November 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

Kris, although now might not be the best time for dental insurance changes the annual cap on most policies is ridiculous! So having dental insurance really wasn’t super useful.

Ruth November 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I was just checking out the newbie linky list for the Blissdom conference & thought I’d [virtually] introduce myself. I’m Ruth & I’m a newbie too. Great blog–I’m now subscribing. Stop by when you get a chance!

living well, spending less

Kay Lynn November 7, 2010 at 5:03 am

Hi Ruth, I’ll have to go check out your blog. I can’t wait to go to Nashville in January. Meet you there!

Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog November 6, 2010 at 6:58 pm

My husband told me he had to sign for a certified letter today for me… I was in a panic! Don’t certified letters only contain bad news? It was a 75 dollar gift card. Whoo-Hoo!!! Blog income!! 😉 I totally get the feeling.

Thanks so much for joining in my Blogger Appreciation and congrats on the increase! I hope to see you again next month. 🙂

Kay Lynn November 7, 2010 at 5:12 am

Kelli, thanks for coming over to visit! Also, congratulations on that check.

Great idea to have a Blogger Appreciation link-up.

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