Yea! By going to the library instead of buying books, staying out of the grocery store, and resisting the temptation to order pizza, I have $300 left over this month from November's budget. Starting in January, I am revising my budget so that $400 comes off the top and goes to pay off my mortgage so I won't have such a large sum left over at the end of each month. Last month I spend $130 on that bead class so I would have had $400 this month but I am not starting my mortgage payoff plan until January so it doesn't matter yet. I think I will put that $300 in my miscellaneous fund. I used to have a separate fund for travel, car maintenance, dentist, doctor, etc...but now I think I will put it all together.
I have one more month-December-to save money for my miscellaneous fund. After that the budget will be quite tight until I can rent out the house long term. I will be paying the house utilities and my RV utilities so that will take almost all of my money. It will be a challenge but then its not fun unless its a challenge.