This month was our birthdays.
Last month was a vacation.
Solar cells. Refinancing the house. TiVo.
Budgeting is hard with “one time” expenses, but life is full of one time deals. The same holds true for dieting, or for getting projects done on time.
The best way I’ve found of dealing with this is to amortize, or look at expenses over a long period of time and spread out the cost. If you have better solutions, let me know!