My goal at the beginning of the month was to keep as much of the rent money that I got from my roommate as possible so that I can use it for decorating the apartment. Looking at my account, there isn't a whole lot left at this point and there is still another week left.
Where did it go?
I am still working on my spending, but I have also done some things this month that were one-time payments, like the AAA coverage, and the first two months of my renter's insurance. Not bad choices, but ones that do cost money.
As I go into next month, I'm really trying to focus on what my budget is going to be, and what choices that I am going to have to make. I know that it is going to be hard, but it's what I have to do. No spur of the moment manicures or mid-afternoon snacks.