10.02.2011

September Budget Recap

To show you all how being busy makes me forget that I have a budget.... here it is!


Here's my September 2011 budget recap...
Shopping was a total fail as I mentioned in my last post. I did return the stuff from Zappos (Rafiki you know me too well LOL) and some items from F21 but I did love all my other stuff! 

I had to pay $31 to get my license renewed.

Natural dog treats are expensive - $19, but my dog only deserves the best so I get him dried chicken. He loves it so much.

I paid for 2 months of cell phone bills since I forgot to pay last month, but it's not late, I just usually like to pay early and pay right when the statement comes out. The payments are not due until the middle of the next month so I just decided to pay for 2 cycles this time to stay on track.

As you can see, I spend A LOT on food. This includes Starbucks (which has been making me go bankrupt!), snacks (which I eat a lot of), meals out with the BF (we eat out a lot since we do not have a kitchen), and me buying lunch or breakfast during work because I've had no time to prepare healthy stuff myself. Since I'm on round 2 of my prep course, I figure I will have more time to do this for October and November. I need to, because that is WAY too much money to spend on eating out.

I also spent a lot on gas this month...possibly from driving to and from class, the library, Starbucks, food places, the gym, my new pilates studio, etc. Hope to bring that down next month.

I wish I had time to do weekly spending and workout recaps again but until I have more time, looks like the monthly budget overview will have to do.

The good news is I transferred over $1,300 to savings in Sept. My down payment fund is complete so now it's time to bulk up that emergency fund, travel fund, and gift fund.

I'm also debating on whether to get myself an iPad 2 as a gift for my bday (in Nov)/Xmas/applying to law school probably in December.

3 comments:

Rafiki said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lol. I actually believed you when you said you didn't think you would be returning anything. I think you are a returnaholic more so than a shopaholic but if that brings you joy, more power to the ability to return. Overall I think you did well. You did come under in a few categories and with the hours you have been pushing I think the food and dining is acceptable. I think you have done well overall. Keep in good spirits and everything will be just fine.

shoppingtosaving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Rafiki - I think since I have been neglecting to post my spending, I was feeling like it was okay to spend more, but I need to be held accountable, so it's time to start coming clean again!

Counting all my stars and saving it said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

One good thing about being too busy for anything is that you came under budget for entertainment? Also glad to hear that you finished your down payment fund WOOHOO!

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