Well, I did much better this month than last, but still went pretty far over budget! I need to review my purchases more often to keep myself on track. One of my biggest downfalls this month was being sick. It shouldn’t be an excuse, but I did have to buy some medicine, and I was lazy to make myself food, etc. Hopefully with the warmer weather will come some better health!
So, without further ado, here is the breakdown of my spending for April.
|Date Night Fund||$40||$40||—|
As you can see, I went almost $500 over budget! That looks scary! But, when it’s broken down, I feel a little bit better about it. I worked a lot this month, nearly double what my goal was, so not only is it a little easier to take this overspending, I also have more than ever sitting in my account. (Yay for Disney money!) I did put an extra $240 towards my debt, so when that’s removed I’m $251.26 over budget…which is still not great, but not too bad. I did donate $50 to the MS Society which I was not expecting to. However, it was towards my cousin’s walk and in memory of his dad, my uncle, who passed away in the fall. I’m more than okay with going further over budget for that!
I’ve done much better at staying on track this month, and hopefully I will improve again in May! How did you do this month? Where was your money best and worst spent?