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My Goals for August 2018: Money, Health and Life


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August is now upon us… a very exciting month for those of us here in Edinburgh as it’s the month of the Fringe. A lot of locals complain about how busy our beautiful city gets, but personally I absolutely love the buzz and feel so privileged to live here. In case you missed it, here’s how I got on with my July goals. I can’t believe it’s already time to set my monthly goals again – here are my August 2018 goals:


Track all expenditure
My husband and I use an amazing app called Goodbudget to track our expenditure – blog post about this coming soon. I tend to find I am good at entering everything I spend for about three weeks, then the last week goes to pot a bit. As such, I am vowing to tracking everything for the whole of August.


Get back in the gym
I have no excuses… my gym is in my garage! I just can’t find the motivation lately. Time to just do it… once I get back into the rhythm, I know I will love it, it’s just finding that initial ‘push’.


Have two date nights with my husband
Going to to be totally selfish here… last month, my husband and I had a long-awaited date night and it was the most fun ever. As such, my goal is to have two date nights in August. It is the Fringe, after all. Hope I can achieve this one!

Have you set any August 2018 goals? I would love to hear them.

I’m taking part in the Monthly Goals (and updates!) Linky hosted by Charlotte over at

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  • Emma

    Your goals are really well rounded! I’m going to look into the goodbudget app. For someone who tracks a lot of other areas of my finances, I’m not the best of keeping a note of my spending. It’s all the little things that always go unnoticed but add up quickly! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    01/08/2018 at 9:10 am Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Thanks Emma. Goodbudget has definitely been a game changer for me – really makes me think about how I am spending my money. Definitely going to write a blog post about how I use it soon.

      01/08/2018 at 11:41 am Reply
  • Melissa

    Ah I love the Fringe! Been a few times but not since having my daughter. Hope you manage to have those date nights. Might check out that budgeting app too.

    01/08/2018 at 11:38 am Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Thanks Melissa! Just have to butter up the grandparents in the hope they will babysit!

      01/08/2018 at 11:43 am Reply
  • Laura Easlick

    Good luck with all of your goals, you’ll smash them! I love you date night idea! I don’t even have kids yet but working takes up so much time that sometimes my boyfriend and I forget to plan special things to do! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ x You can find my blog here:

    01/08/2018 at 10:42 pm Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Thanks so much. I think once you have kids date nights become so special, we hardly ever went out before the kids came along as we took our freedom for granted a bit πŸ™‚ x

      02/08/2018 at 8:23 am Reply
  • Charlotte

    I’m with you on the budget tracking, I do so well updating it every few days (I use EveryDollar website) and then the last 10 days or so of the month its like I completely forget and rush to update it on the last day.
    I’m gradually finding my rhythm with working out, its not quite a habit yet but its no longer a chore!
    Thanks for joining in with the linky!

    02/08/2018 at 9:12 pm Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Thanks Charlotte, I think the hardest part about working out is just getting started, so you are doing great! Thanks for setting up the linky x

      03/08/2018 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    The Fringe sounds amazing! I hope you manage to get a babysitter so you can both attend!

    Good luck reaching this months’ goals πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. x

    05/08/2018 at 4:29 pm Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Thank you! We have a couple of dates pencilled into the diary, fingers crossed everything goes to plan x

      05/08/2018 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • Jo

    I hope things are going well! I need to keep a much tighter rein over my spending habits, so will watch with interest.

    15/08/2018 at 2:20 pm Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Thanks, halfway through the month I’m pretty happy with how things are going – just got to keep focused for the second half! x

      16/08/2018 at 2:18 pm Reply
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