Starting Balance = 1136
Rent - 725
Sprint - 83
Capital One - 20
Beauty - 60
Travel - 40
Left Over = 208
Wedding Weekend Money (tips, cabs, etc.) - 50
Music Festival (Labor Day weekend) - 60
Old Roommate Wedding Shower Gift - 50
There's some flexibility in the "left over" numbers because luckily I only have 5 more workdays until my next payday (isn't it funny how I spend the most money when I'm at WORK?). Next weekend I am going to a music festival with Boyfriend (tickets are already paid for) and I want to have some walking around money for drinks, souvenirs, etc. but I don't technically NEED $50 to spend.
As for Old Roommate's Wedding Shower Gift? I am not going to the shower (out of state) and I have one more paycheck before it occurs. Etiquette dictates that I send a gift to the shower since I have been invited. The problem, however, is that if I wait until my next paycheck to buy the gift, it will probably arrive AFTER the shower. Is this an etiquette faus paux? I don't know. Readers? Luckily, Old Roommate has a far more modest registry than my sister. My friends are dropping like flies, but like Katherine Heigl, I'm always a bridesmaid. Ha!
Oh, and a note about Sprint, my optimization should knock about $20 off my monthly bill but it hasn't gone through yet.