So I thought I was doing pretty well on my budget this month. Destroyed my travel budget, but that’s because I booked flights for trips in both September and October (both half-marathons I have already signed up for). The price was right though, and I’ll just keep socking away money to cover the rest of the trip costs.
The budget categories were looking good. I was pleased. And then I got an Evite reminder. For a fundraising dinner that I had agreed (and wanted) to go to. It’s for a cause I very much support, thrown by a girl I very much like, and the price is $20 and a bottle of wine (or your preferred beverage) per group. So that meant hitting the ATM a few days early (I had $20 in my wallet, but don’t like to ever be completely out of cash) and a trip to the beer and wine store. Sure, it’s only about a $30 overage when it’s all said and done, but I was SO close! Some months, I’m so far from close that it’s not even funny.
But really, it’s not a big deal at all. $30 over budget for a month that involved a bunch of travel, plus booking additional trips. Not bad at all. Here’s hoping next month is even better!