At the beginning of the month, I knew September was going to be expensive… I mean, really expensive. With so many trips planned in the same 3-week period, plus two weddings to buy gifts and a dress for (which was on the approved shopping list!), I had to budget 60% of my income for living expenses and a whopping 35% for travel. That left me with just 5% for savings – eek! – and I was not happy about it.
As soon as I saw those numbers, I told myself I had to try and cut back wherever possible, in order to put a little more in the bank. Was I successful? Let’s take a look.