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Over Budget and Frustrated

August 15th, 2008 at 07:34 am

Ok so I knew that this was an experimental budget. I never had one before and I wanted to set limits and make adjustments for the budget for next month. It's just frustrating to see how much money I just spent!

I bought books at B&N that I could not find at amazon.com, overstock.com or half.com--grand total $65.01 for 2 books! What a rip off! At least there was no shipping fee.

Then I registered to take a grad school exam next month--$210! Oh yeah and if I cancel, I only get $105 back! If I reschedule the date, I pay an additional fee.

No wonder many students do not want to continue their education, they can't afford it! So today's spending comes to $275.01 from the miscellaneous portion of my budget(which was $100). It gets better, I have to drive for 1.5 hours to get to the testing site. So the cost of driving adds to the equation.

I'm just gonna suck it up, I mean it's an investment in my future. Hopefully I can continue my education and make way more money than I am now with my new degree.

At least it's FRIDAY!Smile

2 Responses to “Over Budget and Frustrated”

  1. little l Says:

    Very frustrating. That's why I have a hard time with budgets because the unexpected necessities screw things up. Hopefully you can adjust some other categories to make up the difference. You ARE investing in your future and it is money well spent. You'll look back on this 10 years from now and laugh. Good luck!

  2. merch Says:

    I took me about 3 months to really get the budget under control. All I can say is it does get easier.

    Just stick without for 3 months and see if it starts working for you.

    little, you might want to put in a budget item called "Unexpected Necessities that Screw up My Budget" and fund that $100 a month or whatever. But hopefully, as you continue doing budgets, the number of unexpexted necesiaties goes down. (Like I have birthday budget and I put $100 in that a month, so I have the money. But that category didn't occur to me until someones birthday came along.)

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