Amanda is convinced that the posting of our budget is a plot to make sure she sticks to it, but I assured her it is not. I do think it will affect our behavior positively though. Let’s dive in.
She bills quarterly, so no inflow this month from violin lessons, but we did add a door to the entry way to her teaching room, which is why I’m showing a negative.
Federal withholding – Still withholding nothing to see if I can owe zero federal income taxes at the end of the year.
Groceries – We stayed under budget, which is a big deal for us, especially given the fact it was Thanksgiving month.
Water Bill – We pay this quarterly, and due to me getting fed up with our sub par lawn, we started watering it more. That obviously impacted us more than planned.
Home Improvement – We made a few Home Depot runs for paint and other materials to do some touching up over the holiday.
Home Services – We had to have both our heater and our fire place serviced. Winter is coming!
Some of the other overages have to do with our Chicago get away last week.
That is all for me.
First budget submissions!
On another note, I had my first 2 budget profile submissions, which I had a blast answering. Eventually I’d like to focus most of my energy on this section of the website, but I need to start getting the word out. I’d love for you to post yours!