I actively started my budget last Monday and I have decided to share my weekly progress with you guys, and I must say that I am excited and I am making great progress. I won't share every single detail of my daily life, but I give you updates on how I am doing. I am a little late with this posts so I am going to share my progress from last week.
My budget consists of paying all of my bills (gas and groceries included), and giving myself very little pocket change every week. I give myself 10 dollars a week and its really to much because I don't need anything. After all of my bills are paid what could I possibly need? I give myself the $10 bucks just in case I want something like a snack, or for something miscellaneous.
So last week I stayed on budget other than a stupid emergency that was clearly my fault. I lost my freaking keys at work and I had to go replace them, and that cost me $32. I ate food from home every single day. Not eating out has truly enabled me to stick with my budget, and I saved about $60 last week from doing that. I have been prepping my meals so that I would not make a mistake and leave my food at home. I am back on my gym schedule and it prevents me from being bored and spending money.
I feel like last week was a good start and it would have been a success if not for those keys that I had to pay for. The good thing about my budget is that I have $260 for unexpected things that has nothing to do with my savings, and I will put my loss of my keys towards that. If I stay on this journey throughout the year I will see dramatic change in my life, and I am going to kick my own ass for not doing it sooner. If you guys have any questions about my budget, or if you need help starting yours, be sure to drop me an email. Be Blessed!!