I try and try to put aside just a bit of my paycheck each month but it never works out. I know that having it done automatically from the payroll at work would help but I still want to build up a reserve fund that's connected to my checking account so I never have to battle the Evil Overdraft Monster again.
I blame the nice weather and my need for new clothes for work but I spent more money than I planned during the past two weeks. I also treated my fiance to a nice dinner out. One of these days I'll be out of my apartment lease and will be able to save more but now it's just discouraging.
So, without further whining, here's where my money went the last two weeks compared to the budget I planned:
Aunt Sallie Mae - 420/420
Defaulted Student Loan - 260/260
Nice Collection Agency - 125/125
Perkins Loan - 93/93
School Loan - 54/54
Sprint - 48/64
Capital One - 125/125
Utilities - 74/74
Clothes - 100/75
Emergency Fund - 100/0
Misc. - 163/260
Way too many bills to pay with one paycheck so I'm going to pay the other two smaller students loans again today to split that up for the future. At a reader's suggestion, I did figure out that the interest does accrue daily so the day you pay the amount due is the reason for the last discrepancy.
Much more to report concerning the wedding and other plans but that's all I can do for now!