Wow, the month of November already. This year seems like it has just flown by! Before you know it, that jolly fat man in the red suit will make his appearance.
I am spending the day on the mundane aspects of my life. I will be paying bills, entering expenses into Quicken, and balancing 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 budgeted. 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.