Wow, the month of November already. This year seems like it has just flown by! Before you know it, this jolly fellow will be coming to town.
I spent the day on the mundane aspects of my life. I paid bills, entered expenses into Quicken, and balanced the budget for the month of October.
I will begin working on next year’s budget soon. I will have a budget in place by the 1st of January. By the end of the year very little, if any, of the expense categories will be as I forecasted. Past years’ budgets are an indicator of that fact of life. That’s OK, though. Our budget wouldn’t work if it were a rigid one. A flexible budget is good. What I garner from keeping a budget is a quick financial snapshot of where we have been, how we are doing and where we might be headed.