September Intentional Spending – Wrap Up

September was an expensive month. I knew it would be so I was prepared. I had some savings money transferred across to my everyday account so I could pay off my credit card as soon as I needed to. Although I went well over budget, I already had the money for most of the excess so that’s always a bonus.

Here is what I spent

  • Make up – up to $50.00
    I bought a few lipsticks and nail polishes – $33.36
  • Train ticket for check up with the surgeon – $6.00
    As always, exactly $6.00
  • Train ticket for final check up with surgeon – $6.00
    Again, exactly $6.00
  • Flights to Brisbane – up to $700.00
    $435.72
  • Book accommodation for QLD – up to $1500.00
    Haven’t done this yet so will transfer over to October spending
  • Flights to NZ – up to $1000.00
    Also haven’t done this so will also be transferred to October spending
  • Nephew’s Birthday present – $100.00
    I already had purchased a couple of books for him but he now has a bank account so I gave him $50.00
  • Food for Grand Final Day BBQ – up to $100.00
    Fiance’s paid for this so $0.00
  • Doctors appointment – $80.00
    I never made this specific doctors appointment but I did go to the doctor as I was sick but it was a bulk billing surgery so it came to $0.00

This is my list of additional purchases.

  • Black loafers/shoes for work – up to $150
  • A new water bottle that tallies how many bottles have been drunk, is BPA free and made of glass – $50
    As mentioned above, I purchased a new water bottle. I’m not 100% happy with it – it doesn’t fit in my car’s cup holder, it makes a whistling noise when I drink out of it and it doesn’t have a counter for how many bottles I have drunk but it’s the closest I could find to what I wanted so it will do – $24.95
  • Single serve bowls that can be microwaved x 4 – up to $50
  • iPod – $219

Here is what else I purchased during September

  • Kmart – $27.00
    I bought the book 13 Reasons Why, a game and stockings
  • Dollar Store – $31.47
    I bought a birthday card, a storage box and some paint supplies
  • Google Play¬† – $54.99
    I purchased the Asana Rebel app for the year. I haven’t really used it much
  • LA Dance Studio – $100.00
    I enrolled in a 6 weeks Twerking class. I started it a couple of weeks ago and am really enjoying it
  • Cotton On – $50.00
    I purchased new shorts for the twerking class and also a new set of summer pjs
  • Nourished life – $68.90
    I purchased another lip gloss and hand cream as part of my Self Love Week Challenge BUT this also included a water bottle so I can now cross that off my Additional Purchases list!
  • Bali Accommodation – $2128.26
    I paid for the accommodation for our second week in Bali for next year
  • Passport Renewal – $277.00
    Had to be renewed because my face has changed due to the jaw surgery I had a couple months back and also because it was expiring next year
  • Photos for passport – $16.95
    Pretty self explanatory
  • Travel insurance – $161.00
    Because I am not an idiot. Honestly it baffles me that people spend thousands on a holiday and just can’t be bothered paying a couple hundred dollars to insure their trip
  • Bali flights – $1201.00
    Booked with Jetstar. I wanted to go with Garuda as I prefer flying with them but Jetstar worked out to be $500 cheaper between the two of us so it won out
  • Deposit for my wedding dress – $2229.65
    I’ve decided to get my wedding dress made, so this portion of the fee is to cover all the fabrics. Hopefully the dressmaker gets in touch with me today and I’ll have a better idea of what the additional cost will be. I’ve been told to expect around $1800.

It occurred to me last night that Medicare still haven’t sent back my anaesthetist bill which means I haven’t been able to claim that back from my private health insurance yet. I’ll need to make sure I follow up on that. There’s a lot that I need to carry over to next month but again, they were things that I had planned – just wasn’t sure when I wanted to actually pay for them.

Budget Spend – $3542.00
Actual Spend – $531.08
Extra Spend – $6346.22