here is the code:

def main():
    totalBudget = 4000
    printOptions()
    option = input("What would you like to do? ")
    while option != 5:
        if option == 1:
            newExpence = addExpence(totalBudget)
            totalBudget = totalBudget - newExpence
            printOptions()
            option = input("What would you like to do? ")
        elif option == 2:
            removeExpence = removeExpence(totalBudget)
            totalBudget = totalBudget + removedExpence
            printOptions()
            option = input("What would you like to do? ")
        elif option == 3:
            newRevenue(totalBudget)
            printOptions()
            option = input("What would you like to do? ")
        elif option == 4:
            removeRevenue(totalBudget)
            printOptions()
            option = input("What would you like to do? ")
        else:
            print "Input not reconized, please try again"
            printOptions()
            option = input("What would you like to do? ")
    print "Your monthly budget has $",totalBudget,"left"


def printOptions():
    print "Press 1 to 'Add a new expence'"
    print "Press 2 to 'Remove an expence'"
    print "Press 3 to 'Add a new revenue'"
    print "Press 4 to 'Remove a revenue'"
    print "Press 5 to 'Exit'"

def addExpence(totalBudget):
    expence = input("How much is the expence ")
    frequency = input("What is the frequency of the expence ")
    newExpence = expence * frequency
    if newExpence > totalBudget:
        print "Sorry, your expence was rejected because the budget has been excided"
        newExpence = 0
        return newExpence
    else:
        print "Expence accepted"
        return newExpence
    
def removeExpence(totalBudget):
    removedExpence = input("How much is the expence you would like to reomve ")
    removedFrequency = input("What is the frequency of the expence to remove ")
    removeExpence = removedExpence * removedFrequency
    if removeExpence > totalBudget:
        print "Please recheck the expence amounts"
        removeExpence = 0
        return removeExpence
    else:
        print "The expence has been removed"
        return removeExpence
    
def newRevenue(totalBudget):
    print "new"
    
def removeRevenue(totalBudget):
    print "old"
    
main()

if i choose option 1 the program runs as expected, but with option 2 i get the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python25\personalBudget.py", line 68, in <module>
main()
File "C:\Python25\personalBudget.py", line 12, in main
removeExpence = removeExpence(totalBudget)
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'removeExpence' referenced before assignment

can anyone help me understand the error i get with option 2?

It's a typo. Your missing a d here.

elif option == 2:
    remove[B]d[/B]Expence = removeExpence(totalBudget)
    totalBudget = totalBudget + removedExpence
    printOptions()
    option = input("What would you like to do? ")

OMG, thank you so much! i have been looking over my code for about an hour, i feel very stupid right now

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