Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Budgeting Time & Money

It's a good thing I didn't end up buying my plane ticket a week ago. D gave me some revised household numbers last night that has changed our cash flow for this month. Even though my ticket has nothing to do with household budget, I like to have everything accounted for before I do anything extra.

I wasn't thrilled to find out that we were off $328 -- how could that have happened anyways?! I think he is using some creative accounting techniques I haven't learned yet... :) Being that I use a zero-sum budgeting system, any changes from his spreadsheet affects my spreadsheet lines ie. more work for me.

I will also find out this week if the extra income I predicted for March will come through. There have been times where I find out about account write offs for the month which can heavily impact on the bottom line. Hope this isn't the month for something like that as D's new computer is supposed to be covered by it -- Yup, we took a small risk here as the sale was coming to an end.

In the last few weeks, I've had a number of seminars/workshops/meetings that have landed on my off days. This week is no exception. It makes the week feel longer as I have come to count on my off days to regenerate. I'm hoping this trend slow down or ends soon.


  1. Before I began reading blogs, I had no idea that there's so many different ways of budgeting. We have a system that works for our family but someone else have a completely different system or use specific software for their budget. I guess the important thing is for people to find what works for them.

    Hope you'll be able to buy your plane ticket soon.

  2. Hi Sandra!

    I hope so too -- been checking everyday and the price has been inching up. I know what is a good price for the flight so I'm waiting for them to give me a little incentive to buy... :)