My birthday month was chock FULL of spending!!! Ugh. At least I got some birthday money to offset it.
Here is the (massive) damage for August:
1. Food & Dining (groceries and eating out, in total)
I did a lot of eating out this month, especially from a buffet in Vegas and all sorts of fast foods. I’ll try to get back on track with cooking for September, as I don’t have any vacation plans.
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$25 out of $35 of my toiletries/cosmetics budget was for a Japanese skin cream. I still have to write a review for this, so watch for it!
Cash expenses for this month:
- $14 – Farmer’s market groceries
- Roughly $600 overall for Vegas vacation money! Agh. But I did get $400 for birthday money. But I don’t feel too bad about spending that much. I only go to Vegas roughly once every 2 years! So I won’t be too hard on myself for this. Save a lot, then play!
$38 left out of $500 for the allotted categories! Keep in mind this number is only for credit/debit spending only.
I’m just happy to be under budget! I think $38 is easy to spend quickly, so I’m giving myself a pat on the back! The $600 in vacation money is a lot, but I think it was completely worth it. I had a great birthday.
Next months plans?
Next month, I can’t buy any more toiletries/cosmetics. None! Zero! Zilch!!! Lately I’ve been having a difficult time staying under my $35 budget. Here’s to hoping!
Also, I’m going to put in some money into my Roth IRA very soon. I’m also going to start investing my money in the stock market. I’ve been doing research for a few weeks and I’m still looking into what funds I want.