Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Budget for November (My very first!)

In reviewing my expenses last month, I found that I spent less than I thought I would on food. Furthermore, my father bought me two tanks of gas and someone else topped off my tank (thirteen dollars worth). So, that will be changed in my budgeting for the month. Hopefully, I'll manage to up my income by four hundred dollars this month as per my goal. I worked fourteen days last month. I'll most likely end up working closer to eighteen, if not nineteen days this month considering Thanksgiving. At my restaurant, that means excruciating long hours and sheer HELL. I'll end up working a six day week. Grawr.

November Budget
Cell= 85.40 (soon to change)
Groceries= 100
Dining Out= 20
Household= 10
Fast Food= 0
Gifts= 120 (to finish Christmas shopping)
Clothes= 25
Auto Insurance= 203.63
Rent= 600
Car Payment= 271
Gas= 90
School Expenses= 15
Credit Card= 427
Emergency Fund= 150

4 comments:

SavingDiva said...

Good luck sticking to a budget. I've been trying to stick to one for quite a while...it's a work in progress!

Escape Brooklyn said...

Congrats on starting a budget! It looks great although I don't envy the car costs! Makes me appreciate being able to rely entirely on public transportation in NYC.

gildedbutterfly said...

Woohoo! You're first budget! You never forget your first...

Oh, wait. That's a different first. Still, congratulations on making a huge step towards financial security.

VixenOnABudget said...

@EB: I know! My car costs are through the roof!

@SD & GB: Thanks for the encouragement ladies. Now... to just stick to the plan!