We’re pretty excited for a new month to try our hands at budgeting. Despite starting our new budget last month, we still had extra expenses with getting settled in and restocking our pantry. So September will be a welcomed fresh start. Johnny’s excited for September for other reasons… cough, cough… college football. Saturdays from now until November will be devoted to the almighty College Game Day. Pray for me. But maybe it will be good for our budget… college football will consume us so much that we won’t have time to even think of spending an extra cent.
So without further delay, how about we jump right into September?
September 2015 Budget
|Everything Else: $305
Total Expenses: $3,089
Church/Charitable Donations: 10% of income
Savings: at least 25% of net income, but planning on enough side income to have saved 50% at the end of the year
A few notes about September…
- We still haven’t gotten our first utility bills in our new place, so we may be adjusting the current numbers for those once we know more.
- I’ll be keeping track of all of our meals in September so I can do a comprehensive post on what a month of meals and grocery/food costs look like in our house. I’m excited to share it at the beginning of October, so stay tuned!
I feel like September is the last normal month of the year before the craziness of the holidays begin. I’ve been known to start a little Christmas shopping in October… With all the unexpected costs that our budget has taken on these last couple of months, we’re ready for a normal month ahead. How is your September budget shaping up?