Monday, June 23, 2008

Back on the blogging (and budget) wagon...

It's taken a while to get my life settled down enough to start blogging again. The past two weeks have been incredibly hectic, both at work and away.

Looking at my expenses, I am about $900 (including $220 in car taxes) over budget across all my accounts, my options trades have been in the red due to the volatility of the market, and I have at least one plane ticket I need to purchase for a wedding that I have yet to do.

So what is my plan?

1) I need to get my option trading back on track
2) I'm going to clamp down again. My upcoming salary increase should help, but I'm not banking on it. At current rate, I'll need a 10% increase to match what's going on. That high of a rate is doubtful.

3) Going to re-do my expense and budgets to account for all the little things that have changed, such as gas and cable bills.

It's tough to get back on the wagon when you've fallen off. But I'm going to try.


Rachel @ Master Your Card said...

Good for you, I found it very tough when I took just a week off, to get back into the swing of things. I am still not fully focussed as I have other distractions.

L@SpillingBuckets said...

Totally understand how tough it is to get back on track after things like this.

It's easy to start keeping track of things, but .

L@SpillingBuckets said...

it's harder to keep it up.

(don't know why that didn't post with the first comment... weird)