I don’t know where my head was this month. But lucky for me I have a budget … that I use. 🙂
Last night I was updating my budget with my various receipts to see how far off the beaten path I had strayed when I noticed that there wasn’t an entry for my monthly maintenance fee.
A quick check to my cheque book and bank account confirmed that I had not paid my condo fees this month. 😦
I will admit that in the past I have paid late. This is usually a conscious decision on my part based on budget constraints. I have NEVER in the 4.5 years of living in the building ever completely forgot.
Thankfully I keep track of my money or else I could have ended up being at least a month behind. And as Murphy usually happens, the association would request the money when it is the least convenient.
Crisis averted. For now.
The fun part is I will have another condo fee to pay … in 2 days …
On a different note, I played around with my budget to see if I could come up with the rest of Diva’s outstanding trip costs ($450) out of next month’s budget instead of taking it out of savings. I think it can be done. It means that I will not be increasing my savings next month by much and we will not be eating out either.