Well it’s another month! I’m still working on my jeep. I’m still practicing my budget. Getting better but it doesn’t get easier for sure! I was a bit off track I overspent $25 in groceries and $25 in eating out. All in all not bad I actually succeeded in putting $1,226.18 on my Jeep! I’m down to $26,506.15. I’m not so sure April will be as successful. I’m trying to figure out Spring and Summer budgets for landscaping lawnmower maintenance etc. I have 2 graduations a bridal shower and a wedding in the next month! I’m also pondering needing a new driveway. As it sinks in the cost I may hold off and stack some cash before I replace it.
It’s the third of the month. I have given myself $265 cash to last me to pay day. Permitting I’m successful in making that work I should be able to make and extra 1/2 payment on my Jeep. I’m still listening to Dave Ramsey almost daily and trying to figure out where I can make additional cuts in my budget. Other than eating out and cutting the groceries I’m a little stuck.
I took our little Sunny dog to the vet and his exam and shots cost me $135.00! Once a year I guess I need to budget about $11 a month for his annual exams! 🙂 Side Note: Add to budget ASAP to plan on this. The only other struggle I’m having at this point on my zero based budget is when I put money from a category in savings I don’t want to pull it from saving to use it. Example I budget $45 a month for toiletries… Then I buy them and don’t use it from that category I just use it straight from my checking because I don’t want my savings to go down. Sigh… not sure how to combat this battle.
Well just wanted to stop and put myself in check I honestly believe tracking on this has helped me stay more focused on my end goal. And lastly for the Record I put my Jeep up for sale… I listed it on Craigslist so not sure that counts… But I did do it. I figure it this way if I sell It great and if not that’s ok too!