February seemed like a really LONG month!! It was busy but also dragged on. D had a pond hockey tournament in early February. They won one and lost two but it was a fun time. I picked out my bridesmaid's dress for my roommates wedding. We went out to a local pub for Valentine's dinner and liked it so much we went the next week too! I got stuck in a snowbank for several hours on my way to an ASL weekend. So glad March is here now. Here's how February spending went:
Rent (19%) ACTUAL: 10%
Hydro (3%) 4%
Internet (3%) 5% Ugh we went over our limit again. Now I know what the issue was though so it should be lower next month!
Laundry (2%) 1% Ugh, hate this expense
Car and Gas (11%) ACTUAL: 7% New windshield wiper
Phone (3%) ACTUAL: 2%
Food (8%) ACTUAL: 4%
Restaurant (3%) ACTUAL: 4%
Personal/Medical (4%) ACTUAL 8% haircut, prescription
Clothing (5%) ACTUAL: 1% A shirt for work
Gifts (5%) ACTUAL 11% Birthday present for D (books and sports tickets)
Education (2%) ACTUAL 13% Yikes, this was for ASL weekend, a book for my next course, and my OCT membership
Entertainment (3%) ACTUAL 2%
Everything Else (5%) ACTUAL: 17% Ugh so high!! I had to buy a sleeping bag. Also got some towels, paid for something on D's jeep (which will mean no rent for me for March), and half of my bridesmaid's dress.
TOTAL (73%) ACTUAL 91% Ugh I went way over on this again. Must keep this in better check. March should be better since it's a 3 paycheque month and I don't foresee any major expenses since they are out of the way already. Anyway onto savings...
TFSA (15%) ACTUAL: 7%
Christmas (3%) ACTUAL: 0%
Camera (3%) ACTUAL: 0%
RRSP (5%) ACTUAL: 7%
Travel Fund (3%) ACTUAL: 4%
TOTAL (28%) ACTUAL 19% A little lower than I had hoped but March I WILL do better!! I wasn't expecting to pay for D's Jeep repair and that made me save less this month.
March I think will be a good month. It's D's birthday month and March Break!!! (although I will still be doing some respite care over the break instead of teaching), St. Patrick's day and THREE paycheques! I am going shopping this weekend with D's mom and sister but I won't go overboard. Hopefully I can get my income tax done this month as well (just waiting on one more employer), maybe a RETURN will be in my April future??