Kate, unemployed single mama to DGoals and Amounts for January
29 days with no unnecessary spending: 9/29
15+ days with $0 spent: 6/31
No eating out that I pay for all month: 10/31
5 items decluttered /day plus /item in: 170/220
Eat well within food budget: $120/$280 in 3 trips
Set expenses estimated: $328/$400
Track travel expenses: $20
Unnecessary spending: $6
Unplanned grocery trips: 1=$8
, used close to 1/4 of monthly budget
returned a couple Christmas gifts, now have $37 store credit at JCPenney's- eta I have about that much at Toys R Us too.. hmmm..
5-grabbed an onion and a zucchini at the store <$2, + a splurge of $6
oh, and paid all the bills! $309
Most months it's more like $200.
groceries were $46 and I discovered that a Starbucks card I got in a Christmas grab bag 3 or 4 yrs ago still had its full value of $25 so with that I treated myself to a decaf drink
9-Ran out for some dill, ended up spending $8.
The other items were not necessary, yet I don't feel this meets the criterion for one of only two unnecessary spending days I allow myself the whole month- especially since it's all food and none will go to waste. So I added a category for unplanned grocery spending. When it was warmer, D & I walked up to the grocery store almost daily so I think I'm doing ok.
tagged along to two stores and still spent nothing!
11- planned lunch out for my brother's birthday (my dad's treat)
next shopping trip
to the store where produce is cheaper
- might delay until Friday and just get a couple veg Monday