2.01.2012

Where Did January Go?

This time of the year always flies by too quickly. How is it already February? I am still having trouble remembering it's 2012. The good news or maybe bad news was that January flew by too quickly that I didn't even set goals for myself or participate in any challenges. However I did manage to stay under my food budget (haven't been able to for the past 2-3 months) and under budget for mostly everything. I also started going to the gym again and I go everyday during lunch, so that's 5 days a week. I've been busy on the weekends but hopefully this weekend I'll get to go because I miss taking classes.



January was a good month:
Gas - I have been going to the gym everyday which is about a 5 min drive from work. Only $9 over budget though so not too bad.
Phone - I paid twice this month. This fluctuates because it's not due until the 16th of each month so I paid for December's bill on January 1st I believe, and then I paid January's right when I got the statement.
Entertainment - We didn't really do anything notable in this category this month. $14 includes iPad apps, songs from iTunes and blockbuster express rentals.
Food - This includes groceries. I beat it by $1. Yay.
Health & Fitness - Some itch cream
Shopping - This includes every type of shopping including necessities at Wal-Mart and my wrist guards from Rite Aid. We did a lot of that this month such as oil for my car, contact solution, house stuff, etc. I didn't buy anything frivolous for myself besides that $6 on foundation.

I spent a lot on school stuff - $254 on 3 law school apps, $74 for editing my diversity statement, and $100 for LEEWs audio prep course for law essay exam writing system, and 2 other prep books before my 1L.

9 comments:

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

OH kay.. so I have this app too and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to customize it!! Can you helP??

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

or maybe it's a diff one.. which app is this?

Michelle P said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good job on staying under in your food budget!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I keep seeing everyone's budget updates and goal updates and I feel behind! must get on that this weekend! good job on keeping your food budget down! how do you break down your bills and such with your boyfriend?

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

Erika- We have separate accounts and we usually just switch off buying food. Sometimes we'll split things up at the grocery store or just ask the cashier to pay with 2 cards:) It works for us now but when we get married I'm sure it will change and we'll get joint accts.

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

dang girl you totally rocked january!! good job babe!!

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

You did great job! Hope February is even better!

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

I have no idea where the time is going either. You still did awesome even without trying

I didn't see you answer the question above and I too would like to know what budgeting app you use?

shopping2saving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mint.com :) It's my favorite! Probably not the best out there but it works for my needs!

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