Grocery budget: If I just included groceries, totally made it. But, since I had to buy shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, razors, and paper towels this month...fail. By $6.60, which considering all the added expenses isn't terrible. I think $175 per month is pretty reasonable for me in general.
Gas budget: Check! Came in under, spending $114.71 out of $200 allotted. I could probably bring that budget down to $175 and have money to spare, which I'll try in June.
Unexpected expenses: Dry cleaning, new laptop cord, car wash, and parking ticket (I hate you street sweeping!) for a total of $90.74. Yuck. This is why I still leave a cushion in my budget.
Unexpected Income: Including my coverage pay that came in mid-month and a book I sold on Amazon, I earned an extra $177.16, on hundred of which went into my savings. This was good, since my paycheck took a big hit because of the furlough days.
Envelope System Success: That's right, my friends. I successfully stuck to the envelope system for my eating/drinking out and entertainment expenses! I ended up with $10 cash leftover, which I will use as a cushion until Friday, when I get paid. I still feel like I had a social life, just made better choices. And going out on a date or two helped as well. Being a girl is awesome sometimes! :)
That's right, when all is said and done and balanced, I came in below budget this month! So, I made a credit card payment of 28.58 today-every little bit helps! I will update my status bars again when I get my June check (deposited on the 4th). Hopefully even with the furlough day deduction I will have enough to pay off the Capital One card once and for all!