I feel like I’m writing these budget reviews a lot more often than I truly am. That just goes to show how fast these months are flying by. We officially made it through the first quarter of the year and I hope everyone is still rockin their annual goals. You can check out my first quarterly update on my goals here.
On a side note, I’m sharing my journey toward saving half of my income after taxes on Frugal Portland today, so my budget reviews are going to become even more valuable as I strive to increase my savings rate.
If you’re new here, I post my monthly spending, saving, and debt payments to increase my budgeting skills and be accountable for my goals. I split a few living expenses with my bf like rent, groceries, and household toiletries, but we’re happy with keeping separate finances for now. I also like to post my highs and lows for the month to highlight the good and the bad and make changes for future months.
Onto The Budget
Living Expenses/Utilities/Other Bills
Household Toiletries: $15
My Phone: $12
Bed Payment: $25 (Read more about Ray and I’s decision to purchase our Tempurpedic bed here)
Credit Cards from last month: $129
Auto Expenses: $43.03
Friend’s Birthday: $35
Dining Out: $49.44
Easter Items: $14.40
Water Resort Groupon: $55
Clothes: $0 (Month 2 of my 6-month shopping ban is complete)
Car Note: $300
Student Loans: $140
Emergency Fund: $250
Car Savings: $0 Got new tires instead
Insurance Payment: $60
How did your budget go for March?
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