March 2013 Budget & Goals
Ahhh… a new month, a new budget and some very new numbers!
On the debt repayment side of things, I’m going to toss $800 at it, to bring it down to an even $4,000. But I’m also expecting my tax return to come in this month, which means the grand total should go all the way down to $2,350 before the month is up. (Yes, I’m ready to cry at the thought of that.)
As for my savings goals, since I’m not paying Roomie rent in April, I get to put that money into my Future Apartment account! My goal is to top that up to $3,500. Why so much? you might be wondering. Well, I’ll need to pay first month’s rent + a security deposit, whenever I find a place in Van. I will also need to move all of my things over, which will probably take two trips on the ferry. I also need some furniture, since I sold so much when I moved out here. Finally, I’d like to pay for an entire year’s worth of car insurance, so that I don’t need to worry about making monthly payments.
As far as expenses go, I decided to be realistic by increasing both my Restaurant and Entertainment budgets. I only have 25-and-a-half days left in Toronto, people – it’s time to have a little fun! I already have a brunch scheduled every weekend and, if the cold weather could go away for even a day, I’d like to explore and take some pics of the city. Once I get back to BC, I’ll be heading over to Vancouver right away to start looking for an apartment, etc., so I budgeted in a trip for Easter weekend. Yay!
Goals for this month:
- Explore Toronto
- Read 3 books
- Track my weekly spending
- Change my phone # (eek!)
- Trust that everything will come together
What do you have planned for this month?