I had budgeted $10 per week for Miscellaneous spending even though I had recognized that I’m consistently over budget in that area. Well it’s going to be tight!
Last week alone I:
- purchased bus tickets at $15
- Bought a drink for a friend who I owe at least 5 drinks to $6
I’m now having to prepare myself to”
- purchase 2 library book $100
- purchase a text book $100
My water bottle emptied in my purse. I have slight water damage on the text book that I borrowed from a colleague as well as a brand new book that the library has and an older, hard cover book.
While I know that I have the money in my ‘extra’ budget which is supposed to go to the kitchen fund it’s rather upsetting.
Instead of letting this colour my day I’m going to be grateful that I have the funds to cover these costs, that the pinch while unpleasant does not mean that I’m unable to achieve my goals or have to do without this month.
UPDATE: I met with my colleague who laughed at me and said, “Now it looks loved!” So it’s down to the library now.