Today was payday and I have now completed my backlog of bills, registered my car, and have made a start on putting money away for next Months round of bills.
The breakdown was.
Wages & overtime $667.28
Mother in laws Grocery money $50.00
Car registration $ 392.00 ( overdue )
Groceries $150 ( normal amount )
Cake and coffee $11.40 ( my turn to buy )
Petrol $25.00 ( still in the jar )
My spends personal stuff $27.45 ( my Avon bill )
New pair of black pants $20.00 ( for weekend away )
Debt $30.00 ( a fortnightly payment )
Car Rego $20.00 ( started jar for next payment )
A quick roundup was money in $717.28
money out $675.85
So still nothing done as far as savings go, but there is money in the petrol jar and my spends jar, and most of all I have put away money for the next round of bills, all my debts are being attended to and I am sleeping better at night.
I sent off the money for my weekend aways accomodation I had it in a jar so I hav,nt added it to this weeks total spends, my share of the bill for 2 nights is $100.00 as there are 6 of us going. we are having Dinner in on the Friday night and going out for Thai on the Saturday. this is going to be a bit of a test for me as it is the first time I will be trying to keep my spends down while in company. I don,t want to be continually worrying about how much is in my purse, but I also don,t want to blow my budget.
Any tips on how to manage a balance would be appreciated.