$2 for parking on campus for meet with my adviser, $6 for sewing supplies to make bible cover for SIL for Christmas
$30 for bulk spices and flour for baking Christmas goodies,
received checks for remaining balances in Flex Spending Accounts and finally received check for travel reimbursement from work. Deposited flex checks into savings and reimbursement check into checking - will use the later to pay off CC bill this month.
$83 for groceries and Aldi, $35 for fuel in both cars
$116 at IKEA for futon mattress and set of small glass tumblers for DS (slightly over budget, but all items were needed
$8.40 for a book of stamps, wrote check for $59.75 to pay off my milk/cheese account for the year
$10 for subs tonight - I came home too tired to cope with dinner, but
I transferred $1000 from paychecks to savings & paid off CC!
$10 copay at doctor’s office, $20 at thrift store on clothes & toys for DS, & holiday decorations
trip to cousins was cancelled – took DS on train ride instead, $34 for tickets and $14 for lunch ($48 total for trip), $92 on groceries (at least $20 of this was for holiday party next weekend), $30 on fuel for both cars
, $14 on stocking stuffers for DH, $16 for holiday craft supplies
mail last payment on car-paid it off over two years early!
12/17: Ugh, a bad day! $24 for hair cut and tint (I haven't had my hair done in AGES, but at least I got a good deal because I know someone at a beauty college - I consider it a Christmas gift to myself
), $28 for misc. holiday-related items
$9 for roll of city trash bags (not all my guest this weekend will wrap their gifts in reusable bags
:, so I have to be ready for all the trash)
Here are my spending goals for December:
$330/$600 for food and fuel & misc household expenses
$48/$50 for travel
$114/$150 for food/decorations for our extended family holiday party
$50 for misc. home improvement/emergencies - something is always breaking around here!
$116/$100 for futon mattress from IKEA
DONE-Pay off small CC debt this month
DONE-Pay last payment on our car!
7/10 no spend days
$1000/$300 to savings
$34/Less than $50 on unplanned/unbudgeted spending
No spend day
: No drive day
Put $$ in savings