I'm Aileen and married to Dh. One grown daughter, two small grandchildren
:, five stepkids (the two youngest, 11 and 16, who stay with us every other weekend), one kitty and three fish.
My goal is stop spending needlessly and get more into our savings. I'm going to start today even though we will be going out of state for a niece's wedding on the weekend of the 11th. Hoping that we can keep our spending at bay during that time!
I've been doing pretty good this year although there are times when I fall off the wagon. I want to be satisfied with what we have and that when there is something we really need (or really really want) then I want to bide my time and to be able to research the best deals.
rent & water
bathroom rugs from kohl's - half off!!
: 8x10 frame for $8 (55% off) for new pic of grandbaby; groceries $63 at kroger, $18 at whole foods. Gas and wine store (box wines, cheaper). okay now it's
: - starbuck's frappucino & scones. wasn't through with errands and needed something to eat. could have planned better.
luggage for trip next weekend. walmart 2 for $42 each. trip is family wedding, he needed clothes ($150), i needed shoes ($45) to go with dress bought last month. Petsmart - fish food, cat grass (total $9).
: argh!! didn't plan well yesterday and i didn't bring a lunch to work. mc'ds: $7.56. yeah, i just HAD to have the medium latte.
changed from no spend. went to kroger after work for some basics since we'll be out of town this weekend. $34
10. out of town weekend wedding - both needless and required spends
(back home Sunday evening)
: since we were out of town over the weekend i didn't get our regular groceries and now we're running low. ran out of lunch meat and i'm tired of pb&j. so today i'll be getting a chicken salad at mcd's.
: brought lunch but hubby wanted us to go out for lunch (we work at the same company).
had to buy medicine for our fish, one is not looking good.
: - gas, grocery store. necessities but could have done better at the store.
: didn't have time for breakfast at the house, went to mcd's.
took the stepkids to the water park. i'm counting this as a necessary spend because besides the fact that they stay with us every other weekend, we get them for a week in summers and do something special with them that they want to do.
mailed a little care package for my injured brother-in-law, bought stamps; but then bought lunch at mcd's.
: this is a bad month for me, i don't usually spend like this!!!!
groceries, gas, fish and cat supplies.
: a griddle and a small cat hideway both from walmart. I dunno know, they both kinda fall in between necessary and unnecessary, imo.
: we went out to eat; not sure how to key it, though, it's not exactly a required spend, okay it's NOT a required spend. We've always gone out every other Friday that we don't have hubby's kids to various inexpensive little dives around town. not something we'll change anytime soon. next month i'll have to come up with a special key for it.
: Needless spend