Ok, so I know I’ve been feeling a little down about not being able to find a place for April 1st and having to go back to Victoria for a couple weeks. But the upside is what that means for my budget, this month.
Look at the number I have allocated for debt repayment. Now look at the total amount of debt I currently have. My goal is to finish this month and have only $1,000 of debt left to pay off.
I need a minute to let that sink in.
Honestly, I’m having a hard time believing that this budget is even plausible. With no rent to pay this month, I have an extra chunk of cash to play with – and it has to go towards debt. I’ll still beef up my Future Apartment account a bit, and save the usual for my summer weddings. But if I want my debt to be wiped out in June, I need to pay as much off as I can this month, while my cashflow is so flexible.
As for the rest of my budget, I’d say there are a couple estimates here. I kept my Restaurant budget high, so I could explore Vancouver a bit and go out with friends in Victoria. My Personal Care budget includes the possibility of paying to go to the gym a few times. And I can’t really say what my Gas budget will look like, because it’s been so long since I’ve had that category in my budget! Guess we’ll see.
Goals for this month:
- Find an apartment for May 1st and coordinate my move
- Spend quality time with family and friends
- Track my weekly spending
- Read 2 books
- Start my half marathon training
What do you have planned for this month?