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Spending Roundup for April

Here’s the breakdown of where my money went in April:

Fixed Expenses
These are the easy ones. My car payment, car insurance, AT&T bill, cable/internet, and CC payments fall into this category. I budgeted $750 and spent $750.

Budget was $250. I spent $263. Oops!

Gas is currently $3.89/gal. in my area. I increased my budget to $250 and still spent $253.

I contributed $213 to my Roth in April (the $13 was to round my rollover from March to an even number) and $200 toward savings. I also contributed $60 to my 2012 Vacation Fund and $33 to my new Friend Fund.

Budget was $150. I spent $134. That really should have gone over a little but my electric bill won’t come out of my bank account until Monday.

Budget was $150. I spent $136. This is miraculous for me! It really motivates me to decrease it even more.

Budget was $100. I spent $110. So much for smoking less than a pack a day this month – I actually smoked more I think.

I’m very excited about this one. The only thing I bought all month long was a new cell phone case yesterday after mine broke. After Target giftcard, I spent $15.90.

Overall, my budget for the month was $2150 and I spent $2167.90. Only over by $17.90 this time! If you consider the fact that I saved $93 more than planned, I was under budget. I truly believe the only reason for this is the second job – I’m either working, driving, or so tired I can’t think, so I don’t have time to spend anything!

About Andrea Whitmer

Andrea is a freelance web developer and mom trying to maintain a sense of humor in an otherwise chaotic world. She blogs in hopes of helping others avoid the same mistakes she made in the past. Join in the discussion here on So Over This, or connect on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Google Plus. You can also subscribe to new posts via RSS so you never miss out!

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