Well, in some ways we’re doing OK on our budget (gas, groceries), in other ways we’re way over budget (discretionary spending from my husband’s bonus, for example). And I had said that we didn’t have any out of the ordinary expenses for this month, but I lied; we had a friend’s birthday party and swimming lessons to pay for.
I’ll spare you all the gory numbers until my budget wrap-up at the end of the month, but we can sum up the month so far by saying that as soon as we get a bit of extra money it just burns a great big hole in our budget’s pocket. This is definitely the biggest money issue we have and what I most need to work on.
What about you? How do you stick to your budget and not spend found money? Any tips?