Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sticking to the Budget

I sold another DVD and a book on Amazon this week, as well as some Clinique items on Ebay. After shipping, I made a profit of $30.51. Normally, I keep track of the amount and leave it in my budget for any extras during the month. Actually, I wrote a post about how I don't feel bad about that, and how it's okay to let myself enjoy some little extras.

But, because I was only able to make a small extra payment on my car this month, and since I always allow $200 in my budget for unforeseen expenses, I've decided to actually put the extra money toward my car as it comes along this month. I am really going to try to stick to my budget as it's written for December. I still have money available for Christmas (though I am done with my shopping), and it would be good for me to practice the discipline of sticking with my budget. And, any extra money in individual categories is going toward my car, no matter how small the amount. I am so eager to be done with that debt, and I'd love to get back on track to have it paid off by the end of this school year.


  1. I once wrote a check for $3.24 to my car loan.

    Ever penny really does count.

  2. That's awesome! I might be doing some of those this month too! :)