Finally feeling like we are getting ahead, now the trick is not blowing it all! I have a list of needs and wants, and I really need to analyze every dime I spend. It seems that as soon as we are "ahead" SOMETHING comes up and blows it. We need a new dishwasher, dd 15 needs drivers ed., new gym shoes, and fall clothes, ugh!
Budgeted, planned spending (includes groceries, gas, other necessary or well planned items- NOT impulse items)