Thursday, December 4, 2014

November Budget Recap

So here we go, another month and some more money spent!

Food is always my big budget breaker. But for some reason I didn't do too bad this month. Luckily, we didn't have to pay for Thanksgiving dinner, so that big expense was not in the picture.

For some reason gas and wine are together (necessary evils?). The bf bought a lot of my wine this month, which was super nice and this line does not depict how much I really do drink. As for gas, I visited my family, but my mother proceeded to pay for the small amount I used driving home. And it really does pay having a small fuel efficient car! 

I finally got my hair done, and it feels amazing! Having nice looking hair not only makes you feel better but also makes you look your best. Personal includes a pair of pants that needed to be bought for work and insoles for shoes. 

The hobby line is definitely a kicker! I finally am back into dancing but start up costs are quite a bit. Hopefully it will be less this month, until it's time to pay for classes next month! 

My income for this month was pretty high, considering I took a few days off around Thanksgiving. For rent, I pay the bf a proportion of my income and he uses it for household materials or incidentals and other bills. 

My total spending on the bottom could be lower on incidentals but it's pretty good considering my income. 

The amount put towards loans is a bit upsetting but better than nothing. They are both above the minimum payments, but with over 30k in debt, I really should make the effort of the extra $100 to $200 a month. 

For December, hopefully Christmas does not turn out to be too expensive, even though I've saved some money throughout the year, there is always the unexpected. There are also some pretty big bills coming up in January that need to be saved for (taxes, dance). So here's to making sure the budget keeps on working!  

How was November for you? What are you looking to change in December?