Weekly Budget – Week 28 (Dec 1-7)

Last week was budget was thrown into a bit of turmoil since I didn’t remember when I made the budget up about a couple x-mass social events. We don’t get out very much with the baby but we are starting to visit with her and have people come by. This brings with it additional costs and that is exactly what I ran into last week. Other than these additional costs the past weeks budget was pretty reasonable. Here are the final numbers:

Weekly Budget
Nov 24-30
  Budget Actual
Alcohol $30.00 $133.75
Food-Lunch $0.00 $15.72
Food $125.00 $40.00
Gas $25.00 $39.16
Entertainment $0.00  
Smokes $30.00 $19.95
Misc $40.00 $59.18
Transportation $15.00 $2.75
Stupid $10.00  
Total $275.00 $320.27

This weeks numbers will be a bit inflated since it’s the first of the month an I have a few new costs. One of these new costs will be getting a transit pass to get to work. The nice thing about this is it’s a one time cost for the month; because I won’t be driving to the office or paying for parking this month my overall costs should be reduced. I am going to add some additional funds into the alcohol and food categories for the balance of the month mostly because of the holiday season. Although we’re not expecting guests or going out for the balance of the week the chance is definitely increased at a last minute. Here is my budget for the week:

Weekly Budget
Dec 1-7
  Budget Actual
Alcohol $50.00  
Food-Lunch $20.00  
Food $125.00  
Gas $15.00  
Entertainment $0.00  
Smokes $30.00  
Misc $40.00  
Transportation $175.00  
Stupid $10.00  
Total $465.00  

Other than the added costs for transportation and increased food and alcohol amounts gas should be a bit lower but everything else should be pretty much the same. I am looking forward to this week because I’ll be starting my new job which looks to be both challenging and rewarding financially.

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