I know this assessment is a bit late but last week’s budget was pretty tight in that I was hoping to stay within a $250 budget and unfortunately I missed it. But the good thing is I only missed it by a whole $8.42 which isn’t all that bad. Here’s the breakdown for the week:
I went over in a few categories but nothing drastic which is a great sign. This is two weeks in a row that I have managed to stay essentially on budget. I spent a bit more than expected on food and gas and I am still struggling with the lunch demon though. I think that if I can tackle the eating out for lunch demon I can reduce my weekly budget by about $20-30.
The next item that I will want to tackle is the smoking which would also be a reduction of about $30 per week. Between those two items if I managed to cut them down I could possibly bring my weekly spending to around $200 per week which would be amazing. Quitting smoking is something I am hoping to tackle in August but it’s definitely on my list. I think this is positive momentum in the right direction.