I was so bad this month. I mean REAL BAD!! I should be spanked for the ish I pulled this past month. And not spanked in that kinky sort of way..........anyways I digress. Let's get started shall we.......
Income: I had $1227.82 left over from my tax refund. On top of that I brought in $337.41 in extra income that consisted of sales I made on Amazon and eBay, income from my side business, and blog income.
Rent & Utilities: Everything but my damn cell phone bill was cool in this area. I am about fed up with Cingular. I keep getting these weird charges (like being charged twice for a text message) and every time I go to fight it, the only option I am given is to upgrade my plan in order to cancel out the overages. So I upgraded my plan from 450 anytime minutes and free nights and weekends for $39.99 to 900 minutes and free nights and weekends for $59.99. Why isn't there a middle plan for 650 minutes for $49.99??? Anyways my contract with them ends January of 2009. I am NOT falling for the "special offers" anymore and will be switching to Metro PCS where I can pay $50 a month and talk AS MUCH as I want.
Auto: Well yall all know bout the repair bill. Not having a car payment, which I budgeted for, canceled that out. I had to pick up my daughter from South Florida and I also drove to Tampa so those account for my gas overage.
Food: I went over my grocery budget. BUT there is a very good reason for it. I went on a fast around the third week of March that called for some special and expensive ass ingredients. My March dining budget was blown sky high, SKY HIGH!!! Ri-damn-diiculous I tell you. I decided to treat my peeps to lunch at Perkins. Why folks wanna eat da expensive stuff when they AINT paying??? Huh? Bill came to $95. Their my family and I love them but dag nabbit we going to Wendy's next time. Order off the $1 menu....... Think I'm playing?
Debt: I paid off two of my credit cards using some of the remainder of my tax refund.
Misc: eBay is addictive. Especially when one night I decided to look at some Baby Phat purses. OMG!!! And Juicy Couture...........I almost bid on one of those (starting bid was $180 yall!!).
Regarding the Others category:
Remember this lounge chair on my wish list:
Well I purchased it for $150 (Lady had it originally listed for $300 on Craig's List). Remember now, I need to invest in my sanity. I also bought some miscellaneous stuff. I won't go into detail. I just bought a whole load of ish.