I give myself an inch, and I take a mile.
That is the theme of the August budget.
After going slightly over in June and July but still being on track, I was trying to go under this month. I knew we had some big expenses and lots of fun things happening in August so I built in an extra $1,000 to our budget.
Hubs had two weeks off in August, so I pulled some money out of our vacation savings to enjoy while he was home. I didn’t want to feel guilty about eating out or enjoying going places and so I added all of that in. We had a blogger meet up in New York City, which was amazing! I got to meet a ton of people. However, that plus the eating out and all sorts of other fun things meant we spent more in gas, food, tolls, babysitting, etc.
We even bought clothes for the first time since January. Like I said, August was all party party.
I think the reason we went over is because I knew in my head that I added in $1,000 and so I was just thinking there was no way I was going to use it all.
Oh how wrong I was.
Here are the numbers:
So, this month I will be traveling to FinCon so that presents its challenges but we’re going back to our $4,700 operating expenses level.
I’m going to be checking in on this more frequently, and I’m considering putting my credit card away.
Even though we pay it off in full every month, I’m starting to think I’m losing my touch when it comes to knowing where we are at certain points of the month.
Hubs is on board, and we are officially on lock down.
I should mention the last thing I wanted to do on Earth was share this budget with you, but I’m doing this to keep myself accountable and so there you go!