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)
Impulse, Unnecessary Spending
Groceries, consumables, and gas
rest of grocery shopping
DH and I had a date night, I think dinner was overpriced, but it was good. And DH got steak, which I never make.
- Gymnastics and Art classes for the month for dd
haircut for dd
but it was a missions dinner at church so I am giving it a
Oct.7- Feels like I spent a small fortune, $300 total on Costco (includes our $50 renewal), CVS, Target, and 2 Grocery Stores. I used coupons and took advantage of sales. Was out of Zyrtec, dog food, and some other big $$ items. Hopefully I can stay out of the stores for anything other than some produce and milk for 2 weeks!
Went to a local library book sale, spent waay more than I wanted, but we homeschool and will use everything and it was a good deal so I need to give myself a break!
Picked up Chinese for me, DH and the girls are out for the evening so I splurged.
did spend $221 on car repairs, but I am calling it a no spend day because I didn't go into one store, shop online, etc.
Only because my best friend who is moving in a week asked us to join her family at Chick Fil A for kids eat free night. So I'm not thrilled we ate out, but I'm letting it go..
had a wonderful dinner with friends we treated my bff to dinner out since she is moving
bought snacks for the road for a trip we are now not taking. They will get eaten regardless, but still would have rather waited to buy them. Bought other
items, and had a night out with our homeschool group, paid for dinner for myself
much needed clothing