Tuesday, November 01, 2011

October Budget Review

Finally get to post my first monthly budget review.  I wish I had been able to post September's, as it was much more impressive.  This month we went over budget in almost all of our variable spending.  However, I don't consider this to be a bad month because on top of all our extra spending and the fact that I ordered Kyle's Christmas gift (which I set myself a budget of $100, it came to $101.11 yay!) we still ended up setting aside an extra $200 than we were supposed to.  Meaning we set aside $1,027.78 from our regular income, woo! 

Our tip outs have been bigger than what they show in the budget because it's paid in cash and we take any of the change and put it in our big change jar for our Christmas fund.  So we still made plenty in tip outs and set at least $15 in change towards Christmas shopping :)  It was also nice to get our first Hydro/water tank bill and find that it was much lower than what I was expecting, and that included set up fees!  However with our place already freezing I'm not looking forward to turning on the electric heating, that's gonna be expensive.


  1. The heat is going to kill my budget also. We're aiming for less than $150 for each month this winter, but even that hurts.

  2. I have no idea what to expect unfortunately. But the good thing is being able to control it by each room.