This month’s spending report has some pretty big news, and some seriously awesome wins after completely blowing the budget last month. I am happy to report that:
- My spending is now under control.
- I was $401 under budget.
- I PAID OFF MY CAR.
- I’ve decided to switch tactics from paying off my debt to saving up… for a down payment on my first property.
I fucked up. In April 2019, I went over budget by $474 and my spending is buck wild.
With every budgeting and debt-free journey comes massive fuck-ups or derailments, right?
Well it was finally my turn in April.
My budget got tossed out with the bathwater, and my mindset switched to “screw it” after a fender bender that caused me to blow the budget.
FAM– I am back on budget. At least for March.
As it turns out, I still haven’t (fingers crossed), had to pay anything extra for the car rental in Italy. I’m still expecting some large bill to randomly show up, but I’ve got insurance to help that when it happens.
Well, folks. It finally happened. I had a good run of staying under budget, two whole months actually, and now… well. Shit happens right?
In February 2019, I went over budget by $89.
And you know what?
I’m still friggin’ proud of myself. I may have gone over budget, but I’ve made so much progress since starting this project back in October! In fact, let’s take a look at just how far I’ve come.
The January 2019 Spending Report is complete, and the numbers are in. It’s official. Not only have I stuck to my budget, but I’ve also come in UNDER BUDGET for two months in a row!
As a matter of fact, I came in under budget by $133! That’s more than five times the amount I came in under budget last month! Not a bad way to start off the New Year, huh?
(Cue the dancing baby)