Umm.. I think lately, my budgeting style has veered towards NOT budgeting at all.
I have money budgeted for fixed expenses, and a general idea of how much food will cost. But everything else is open to spending in any budget or category I feel like spending it in.
I could put $20 into Transportation or $150 into Wardrobe (for my new Birkenstocks).. but what if I end up spending the money somewhere else?
I’m just going to leave it in “Unallocated” and allocate it where it needs to go.
When I run out, I run out. Simple as that.
- Rent: $371
- Food: $200
- Cellphone: $50.79
- Laundry: $4
- Birkenstocks: $150
Total so far: $771.79
- Utilities are paid bi-monthly and I paid them in August, so we’re good.
- BF takes care of the internet & I handle the phone.
- Transportation is dependent on how often we even go out. It varies from month to month.