Ok guys, you know how excited I get every month, when I get the opportunity to comb through my finances and tabulate my net worth! What can I say – I’m a geek for numbers. October gave me a bit of a worry – my on-campus job went on hiatus, and I went a little crazy with Halloween. So… did the number go up, or down? *Drumroll time…*
Change: $71 or +0.26 %
Not a great jump up, but up is still good! Almost all of my extra expenses this month could be placed in the “Parties and Dining Out” category. I’m a sucker for hanging out with friends, and I make a big deal out of Halloween, especially.
One other thing I dropped money on was $20 for an audio version of notes for my class. I really enjoy being able to review while commuting to school, by putting the notes on my iPod and plugging it into my car stereo. I’m hoping this will help me get a good grade on the final exam in two weeks!
Gas for my car was also a big expense – commuting is saving me a lot of money, but it doesn’t feel like it whenever I fill up my tank. Environmentally, I wish I was able to live close to (or on) campus, and not having to drive so much – or at all. But financially, I wouldn’t be able to afford school at all if I had to pay for my housing.
Next month: I have hope for November, but it’s going to be a bit of a crap shoot. My on-campus job is still on hiatus, so I’ll be relying on my other two jobs for income. Also, I expect to begin Christmas spending. Oh boy – I think the conversation on Christmas presents will probably warrant an entry of its own, so I won’t get into that just yet.