snooji (snooji) wrote in thequestionclub,

If you budget your money, how do you do it? Is it a simple $x/week, something overly complicated, or something else?

I figure out how much I make a month after taxes and subtract all my static monthly bills like rent and savings. Divide that by four and that's my budget for the week to cover nonstatic bills like groceries and gas. Whatever money is leftover carries over to the next week as "surplus", and with the surplus I can pay for random things like movie tickets. I have a minimum for surplus in case there's a huge sudden expense like a doctor's visit. My husband thinks this is too complicated but I think just setting $x/week is oversimplifying the cost of life.
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