Sunday, June 7, 2009

May 31-June 6 Summary

I'm just gonna say it. I blew my budget this week. I ended up getting sick, and having that "I don't feel good, so I don't care" mentality. And well, that was NOT good for the budget. But I know what my problem was and I know how to fix it. When I don't balance my checkbook everyday, but think that I can mentally keep track of my spending, I totally blow it. So lesson learned? Even when out of town and sick, BALANCE YOUR ACCOUNTS and don't get the "I don't care" attitude.

Another lesson is to CHARGE your cell phone. I got a new smartphone a couple months back and hadn't bought a car charger for it because I think since I get the wall charger free, spending $20 on a car charger is wasteful. But because I forgot to charge the phone at home, and had to meet someone an our away I had to make a last minute stop by Target and spend the $20 a car charger. What a waste!!!

Here's my budget/actual numbers:

Gas: $35/$60
Cash: $0/$0
Misc: $20/$153 (This was due to a shopping trip with my sister.)

Total Over Budget: $158!!!