Wednesday, 9 November 2011

October Budget 2011 Review

It's been a couple days since October has passed so I knew I had to get this done. This was the first month that I tried to keep track of my spending and I don't think I did that bad. I went over the limit on food & entertainment by a little bit. The reason that the item purchases amount was so high was that I had to buy a textbook for school.

I didn't take into account that I kind of need books to learn. This is another situation where a little foresight would have helped with preparation and that's something that can be applied not only to other areas of finance, but to life in general. Oh well, what can you do? If that was factored out then I would actually be under budget!

Since I don't plan to buy another textbook anytime soon, I decided to keep the same numbers for November's budget and hopefully this time I'll be able to do it. I know for a fact that I'll have to adjust the numbers for December because of the holiday season but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

-the Paperboy


  1. yep, thats pretty much what happens when u're into it for the first time. happens to me all the time. in fact, i even got tired of budgeting for like 6 months now. i think i have to start again, cos a person can easily lose track of his finances when he doesnt plan stuff

  2. Yeah definitely! I didn't realize how much I was spending until I started putting it all down on paper. Hopefully I'll be able to control my spending in the long run.

    Thanks for the comment!