I love the start of a new month. It feels like everything gets reset, so that any mistakes made the previous month can be put in the past and I can try again. I also like it because even though I am stilling paying tons of money in debt service, I get a sense of satisfaction and excitement when I get to update those numbers and watch them go down!
What are my goals for September? My only goal is to get through it. I’ve mentioned in a couple of posts that work has been impossibly busy. I’ve been putting in several hours a week in overtime in addition to working through lunch. The big looming deadline is September 30, so instead of trying to take on some new challenge in eating or spending I am simply going to try to stick as close to my budget as possible. I am including extra money for Subway this month, just in case. I just need to get through September without a meltdown.
I did not meet my goals in August, but I learned from my mistakes, which is all I can ask for. I failed in the $30 a week on food challenge, but did gain a better method for menu planning. So with my life as it is, here is my September budget:
|Personal Care:||$ 100.00|
|Pet Care:||$ 80.33|
|Debt Service:||$ 1,799.24|