Today marks being a third of the way through February, and as mentioned in my previous post, I’d like to do more frequent check-ins to keep better track of my spending.
My proposed monthly budget for 2018 has me set to spend $400/month on variable expenses. That means that today I should be at $133 or less in spending. Here is where my money has gone so far:
- Food – $62 ($37 Groceries, $25 Eating out)
- Home Maintenance – $17
- Shopping – $49 ($24 Amazon; $14 Target; $11 Computer Game Purchase)
- Ubers – $5
- Total: $133
While I don’t budget for my health care, I’ve also spent:
- Medical Expenses – $35
I haven’t paid any fixed expenses yet, but my goal is to limit it to $250/month. My fixed expenses include bills for my internet, electricity, cellphone and a furniture loan. This will be my first electric bill payment and since it covers 2.5 months worth of electricity, it will be fairly high. I still should stay within my budget due to prepaying my internet bill and having a credit on my cellphone account.
For whatever reason, Februarys tend to go well for me. It’s the other months that give me a hard time. I’m exactly where I should be, which is surprising and yet fantastic.