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Expensive Weekend Trip

May 18th, 2009 at 06:17 am

We went out of town this weekend. We hardly ever go anywhere, so we decided to 'live it up.' Of course we went over budget on spending. We had taken cash and when that ran out, we turned to the debit card. So the rest of the month will be filled with frugal spending and trying to make extra money to not rely so heavily on savings to make up the difference.

Even though we went over, I wouldn't change anything. It was such a great weekend and one that was much needed.

We had budgeted roughly $400 for the trip but spent closer to $500. With my husband's pay check being about $300 less due to him being in the negative for earned time off, going over budget will cut steeper into savings. That makes me sad since savings is finally getting to a nice amount. But hopefully next month we can rebuild savings and put back at least half of what we are taking out this month.

2 Responses to “Expensive Weekend Trip”

  1. north georgia gal Says:

    Sometimes you just have to have fun! As long as you realize that you have to adjust in other areas!

  2. Jerry Says:

    It can be really hard to plan for a travel budget that actually leads to the amount that you spend, there is no question about it. The main thing is to be as frugal as you can and try not to have to cash out the retirement annuity or whatever to pay for it. I hope you had a great time!
    Jerry

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