Weekly Budget – Week 29 (July 13-19)

This weeks budget might look a bit surprising for a few people and that’s mostly because of one thing, the middle of the month. I’m like a lot of people that I know and the middle of the month is when I have a fair amount of regular bills coming out. This month is no different and surprisingly most of my pay which is also the middle of the month will be gone. Without further adieu here is this upcoming weeks budget:

Budget Actual
Alcohol $65.00 $0.00
Food@Office $25.00 $0.00
Food $125.00 $0.00
Gas $75.00 $0.00
Entertainment $0.00
Smokes $50.00 $0.00
Misc $115.00 $0.00
Transportation $18.00 $0.00
Stupid $0.00
Bills $1337.37 $0.00
Baby $0.00 $0.00
Total $1860.37 $0.00
Updated July 13, 2009 – 12:00pm

I have adjusted the alcohol section to be a bit more reflective of what is spent, I know its not ideal but I am still trying to figure out where all my spending really is. I’d rather adjust the expected spending for this week to see if in fact that is how much I spend on alcohol. If it is then we’ll have to do something about decreasing the amount. Other than that this upcoming weekend we’re going to be taking the little one up north which explains the increase in gas costs. Again not condusive with spending less than I make but this was a planned trip and the cost of not going is considerably higher (babysitting costs).

At the end of this week I should start getting a better sense for my spending again and where the typical levels are at for things like smokes, transportation, alcohol. My bills will fluctuate and I’m aware of that but I would like to get a better sense of where everything else lies so I can start planning and adjusting properly. The goal in the next few weeks will be to bring my expenses below my income.

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