At the beginning of May I got my home insurance billing notice. It’s a big number but I’ve been socking away a bit each month for it.
Tiny problem: I under-saved.
Yep, completely did my math wrong and I’m now $180 short of what I need to pay up next month.
I was surprised at how upset I was by this hiccup. It wasn’t so long ago that I was forgetting that this would be due and putting the entire amount on my credit card. An extra $180 is much more realistic! I can re-arrange my finances so that it won’t affect my budget numbers.
Next step: up my budget as of July in this budget line and remember that I have 11 months to save not 12!