As July came to a close last week, Mint.com showed the undeniable proof that we have been overspending our budget this summer. Rather than dwell on it, we’re just going to move on and look ahead. Our goal for August?
To stay on budget!
With a 3 week, mostly unpaid vacation coming up in September to visit family, keeping our spending under control has never been more crucial. There are simply no excuses this month. We have to stick to our budget.
Some of it was out of our hands, like an increase in rent, and higher than usual fuel costs. Some expenses were well worth it, like the roadtrips we took to explore PA, and a few trips to the beach. We could certainly stand to cut back on dining out. We’ve adjusted our budget accordingly, so this is the month to get back on track.
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Do you have any goals for August? Have you been staying on budget this summer?