Weekly Budget – Week 5 (June 23-29)

This week’s budget is going to be rather difficult for me since we took possession of our house this past week and there’s a lot of work happening between our two houses. It also means that our regular flow of day to day life is completely unbalanced. For example we won’t be spending very much on groceries this week and we won’t be cooking at home very much but we’ll need to eat out instead. Also due to the turmoil things like preparing lunches will be a bit more of a challenge. The net result is that there will be a lot more spending than normal.

Here are my projected budget numbers for the week:

Weekly Budget
June 23-29
  Budget Actual
Alcohol $30.00  
Food-Lunch $30.00  
Food $120.00  
Gas $65.00  
Entertainment $0.00  
Smokes $30.00  
Misc $150.00  
Transportation $125.00  
Total $550.00  

I’m confident that my numbers are reflective of what will happen this week but I’m also conscious of the fact that there’s a good chance I won’t meet my budget numbers this week. Hopefully I’ve learned enough about my spending habits to adjust to turmoil without too much unnecessary overspending. I’m also hoping that I’ve left enough to account for the necessary spending due to the move. Wish me luck!

Contest update: I again missed my budget amounts as you can see in the updated section in the top right. I’ll post my assessment tomorrow and announce a winner tomorrow night (though it might be late depending on painting at the new house). Leave a comment on this post for an extra chance to win!

7 thoughts on “Weekly Budget – Week 5 (June 23-29)”

  1. Well, I’m sorry to see that you missed your budget this week. Hopefully once you’re all settled into the new home and things calm down a bit it will be easier to stick to a budget. I still think it’s awesome that you’re even attempting to budget with all that is going on with the move and everything! Good for you for going for it!!!

    Good luck this week with the budget! Happy painting!!


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