You guys. This is the first paycheck of mine where I'm contributing such a large amount of pre-tax income to my 401k (30%!). By contributing 30% to my 401k my net pay is a lot less than I'm used to, about $400 less. However, that was going to my emergency fund, which I'm just going to scale back for now (see my budget for this paycheck below).
Paycheck amount: $873.85
Budget for July 20th - August 2nd:
Rent: $225 (this gets split up between paychecks, total rent is $450)
Travel: $180 (preplanned hotel stay out of town with friend)
Emergency Fund: $100
Pet Food: $41 (our cat has special diet needs)
Pet Supplies: $20
I'll follow up with actual spending before the next payday.