Sep 1, 2010

September = Cash Only (Kinda)

Alright, here we go! Today marks the start of my very first "cash-only" month. I've never done this before, so I'm going to start small and just use cash for my Fun and Miscellaneous categories. That's where I overspend the most, so we'll try this and see if it helps. But that means I'll have $195 in cash just... laying around. It seems weird to have that much money out at one time, even though that's what I did in Italy for the whole summer. Guess it's different with dollars since this isn't usually how I roll here. But anyway, good luck to me! And good luck with all of your budgeting adventures for September too! :-)

(In other news, it. is. so. HOT.)


Girl Makes Cents said...

Good luck with your September cash only month. Hope it works out for you. Who knows, you could even have some left over at the end of the month.

If you do have leftover money, does it go toward fun for the next month or savings?

Serendipity said...

Good luck! That's what I did last month was just take my misc cash out for cash only. It helped tremendously because like you, that's the budget I tyically blow. Good luck!

ashley said...

Girl Makes Cents- See, I would put it towards savings, IF I ever had any money left over when the month is over. This is something I really have trouble with. :-/

Serendipity- Thanks! I hope it works for me as well as it did for you!