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.