http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com/2013/07/keeping-up-on-paperwork-aka-it-pays-to.html). I verified that they were on my recent statement. : )
So, going into Sept, the big bills are all set: rent, electric, cable/internet, cell phone, credit card (I tend to put day to day expenses on that-gas, food, etc and collect the reward points which I convert later into cash towards things like laptops). I've balanced the check book. This afternoon, I will be working on submitting forms for reimbursements-another area to keep on top of. I also continue to keep expenditures down. I've identified some needs as we transition back to school and work; I plan on addressing those during the remaining few days I have before returning to work, and doing so as frugally as reasonably possible.
Within the next month, before my paychecks start up again (Sept 15), I will have over 1 months' budget still in my checking account, so I know that Sept bills are also covered. Once I have my new check, I will run the numbers since there have been some changes (lower ins premiums, deductions for HSA, slight raise, etc) to see where the final numbers balance out. I base my monthly budget on take home pay, so it's vital that I get this accurate. I will also consult my CPA for a tax projection, as changes are afoot on that front as well. She had already done a tax projection this past April, but it is always prudent to run the numbers again. While I don't mind a small windfall come tax season, owing more than $500 is out of my comfort zone.
I remain on track to deposit $ into my savings account every month, including the "pay myself back for paying off the car loan early" monthly allotment, which will run through to next Summer. I will continue, however, to send that same amount over to savings, at that point, however, it will be earmarked for my anticipated next car purchase, 1-2 years down the road, if possible.