Gloomy November – End of Nov Budget Outlook

November budget outlook
-- November budget outlook

We’re going to try to write a short update our savings goal at the end of each month.
It’s kind of hard to tell from the graph, but we only managed to save only half as much as we did last month.
Which sucks 🙁

Our tickets to Indonesia really took a big chunk of our extra income.

We’re flying at the height of the Christmas season. We pretty much broke the cardinal rule of buying airplane tickets: never fly when everyone and their neighbors want to fly. But due to work related circumstances, and my brother’s school schedules, that’s the only time that worked.

Some plans to counter this:
– Reduce our spending while in Indonesia. Since we’ll be staying at my parents, that usually takes care of our accommodation and food cost. So it’s almost that we’ll have no expenses for the two weeks we’re staying there.
– We’re going to have our foster kitty stay with Jack’s mom as opposed to hiring a pet sitter.

But in all honesty, that’s all just spare change. I’d like to think that everything adds up (and it does), but I can’t help but feeling a little gloomy about it. But then, I’ll think about seeing my family again, and eating authentic Indonesian food again — then, I feel just a little brighter. It’s hard to stay gloomy for long when I’m about to go on a trip. It’s too exciting!

What’s YOUR travel plan this holiday season? Share them in the comment section below.

5 Replies to “Gloomy November – End of Nov Budget Outlook”

  1. Don't worry, the nearer you get to your leaving date the more you'll be able to save. Motivation for saving gets very high when you can see your leaving date looming. Plus there are loads of ways to save money on the road if you really need to.

  2. Don't stress about it. It really does all add up. I spent a bit too much money in Colombia so I've been cutting back $2-3 every day and I've almost averaged back to my monthly budget of $1000 a month.

  3. November/December are pretty tough months for anyone to save…we are having the same problem….we might actually have to pull money out of savings (yikes!) for Christmas presents etc. Nothing much you can do about it but buckle up, and save as much as you can for January and onward!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. And you're right, this time of the year is tough for a lot of people *tightening the belt just a little bit more* Yikes about taking money out for Christmas 🙁

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Gloomy November – End of Nov Budget Outlook

November budget outlook
-- November budget outlook

We’re going to try to write a short update our savings goal at the end of each month.
It’s kind of hard to tell from the graph, but we only managed to save only half as much as we did last month.
Which sucks 🙁

Our tickets to Indonesia really took a big chunk of our extra income.

We’re flying at the height of the Christmas season. We pretty much broke the cardinal rule of buying airplane tickets: never fly when everyone and their neighbors want to fly. But due to work related circumstances, and my brother’s school schedules, that’s the only time that worked.

Some plans to counter this:
– Reduce our spending while in Indonesia. Since we’ll be staying at my parents, that usually takes care of our accommodation and food cost. So it’s almost that we’ll have no expenses for the two weeks we’re staying there.
– We’re going to have our foster kitty stay with Jack’s mom as opposed to hiring a pet sitter.

But in all honesty, that’s all just spare change. I’d like to think that everything adds up (and it does), but I can’t help but feeling a little gloomy about it. But then, I’ll think about seeing my family again, and eating authentic Indonesian food again — then, I feel just a little brighter. It’s hard to stay gloomy for long when I’m about to go on a trip. It’s too exciting!

What’s YOUR travel plan this holiday season? Share them in the comment section below.