Welcome to my daily tracking of income and expenses for the month.

Income for the month to date: $213.46

Expenses for the month to date: $2029.91

Net effect: -$1816.45

Wow I just blew my budget this month when it comes to Personal and Non Food items. I bought some lotion and body wash at Bath and Body Works this weekend, bringing my Personal budget to $17.43 over the budget for the month.

I also bought some expanding crystals for my new bamboo plant which came to $5.41 and brought my Miscellaneous Mad Money budget to a total of $63.47, which is $20 over the $40 budgeted for the month .

I had to drive out of town this weekend and when I got back my tank was empty, prompting me to buy gas. Now that gas is at $3.35 a gallon it took me $33.18 to fill up my tank and I am now over my gas budget by $17.55 .

I am now a total of $54.98 over budget in all these areas and only have about $75 leeway in the rest of the budget so unless I can find another area to cut down then I will be going over my budget for the month. Grrrr!

It sure is a good thing there are only 9 more days until pay day so I will not have a negative cash flow in my bank account.

I will see you guys and gals later as I continue my journey to save money and become debt free!!!!