Confession: I’ve never had a perfect month of budgeting.
I usually create my budget a week before the month begins anticipating what expenses will come up based on my calendar and current needs/wants. But there’s always always something that comes up unexpected or unplanned mid-way through the month that brings a kink to the “First Edition Budget” I create. Sometimes it’s because of emergencies and sometimes it’s me just having fun.
This Year’s Unexpected Expenses:
January: Well, ok. Bad first example. I didn’t have anything unexpected, except paying $200 towards Christmas expenses I was in debt for.
February: NYC trip for $150
March: Brake pads for $134
April: Bridal shower & gifts for $350
May: A $79 car repair and $78