So here we are, the end of the first month of 2015. It’s time to check in and see how January affected my Bookish Life Budget!
|Category||Amount||YTD Spent||Remaining Balance|
|RT15 Final Payment||$326.00||$193.00||$133.00|
|B&N Membership Renewal||$25.00||$0.00||$25.00|
|Buns & Roses Event Ticket||$45.00||$0.00||$45.00|
|Readers & ‘Ritas 2015 Event Ticket||$170.12||$0.00||$170.12|
|Boas & Tiaras 2015 Event Ticket||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Books (Ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers)||$500||$69.67||$430.00|
If you saw my start up post, you’ll have noticed that I added an extra event ticket on here. It is not an event I budgeted for, so I’m not adding it into my allowable expenses for the year. The admission is $35 and hopefully I will make it up in another category. It won’t be the RT Convention category though, as I decided to do the Blogger Symposium being held at RT15 and that was an additional $30. So here it is only the end of January and I know I’m going in the hole in 2 categories. This will definitely put a strain on the books category as I try to make up the cost.
My book spending for the month really surprised me as I thought I had done well with great sales. I think the problem is that in my mind, I’m hearing Sale! Sale ! Sale! and then I grab more than is really necessary. Just like I got this week’s B&N coupon and I know I should just delete it from my email, but I can’t bring myself to do it quite yet. There was also the Virtual Signing for J.R. Ward’s The Shadows, and I always get those when they are available. The book budget is dwindling fast. I think I need to get a grip on that one!
How was your spending this month? Was it a crazy book month for you?