I’m keeping track of my spending to hopefully break the habit of going over budget. This daily budget approach actually ended up going very well! It is definitely what I needed to get out of the monthly overspend habit. The weekly spend:
I’ll post my monthly totals in my August net worth post, which will be coming shortly. My spending habits broken down by days:
Beginning Balance: $90
Ending Balance: $90
I did really well with no spending for 6 days in a row! My longest streak yet!
Beginning Balance: $105
Ending Balance: $72
I spent $33 oan very last minute plane tickets. Thank goodness for credit card reward points that allowed me to attend a funeral.
Beginning Balance: $87
Ending Balance: $63
I went out to eat ($13) and made a purchase on Target.com ($11)
Beginning Balance: $78
Ending Balance: $40
I stocked up on some snacks for my trip.
Beginning Balance: $55
Ending Balance: $55
The purchases I made on this day ended up showing up on my Credit cards as a September 1st purchase. My laptop that is in the repair shop has not been returned so the $75 was not paid out either. I was $55 under budget for the month of August!! The daily budget approach worked. I’ll try to keep this up but most likely not on my blog.