Expenses until Payday
My tight checking account today is a sign of how much I need to be disciplined about my budget. I have a little over $57 now, after buying groceries and cleaning supplies and adding money to my public transport card.
Checking account began at $115
Today I spent:
Safeway - $48.56 (groceries for work, home, vitamins, and cleaning supplies to tide us over)
Metro - $9 for fare to get to an from work since I was in the negative on my card
I have been unusually generous to my savings this month and probably paid more than I expected to my credit cards, but I also spent more that I needed to. That will cease this month.
My goal is to spend nothing tomorrow. Wednesday will be payday. Then I will have money in order to even begin trying to stay within my budget.
Quicken was easy to use and is working very well so far. Although I doubt it will be so breezy if I have a day with more reciepts or I ever let it pile up.