Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth
A. I'm MaryElizabeth, a SAHM to DD -almost 2! and a little baby bean due in June
B. Financial goals: to cut down on compulsive spending! Save more and finish our home remolding project on budget!
C. How we are going to get there: Stay on our budget-- $150 groceries/food -- $350 misc spending -- $100 gas. Only eat out 4 times. Keep home projects under control and simple.
Key: -- no spend day!
-- unbudgeted spending
-- budgeted spending
04/01- spent $62.27 out of misc. fund for diapers-cloth!, ebay listing fees, and a printed photo
04/02- spent $8.00 for fabric dye --- returned clothes and home goods to stores and got +175.00 back!
04/04- spent $38.00 on groceries... $13.00 over my budget for this week :( - spent$5.97 at P.O. mailing diapers I sold +45.00! - Sold some books on Amazon and made $328.74!
04/05 - spent $18.00 on a diaper for DD... also spent $12.97 registering a domain for the advertising of our home for sale
04/06 - spent $120.00 on a printer and other random things at Walmart $28.00 on groceries for while my DH is home this weekend.
04/07- spent $13.00 at Home Depot -- returned some things from a project got a $97 credit for our new project!
04/08- spent $57.00 on landscaping supplies spent $104.00 on diapers - DD needed new --the ones I bought her previously gave her a rash! $13.00-chickfila lunch
sold a tub of dvds! $25.00
** listed diapers, diaper bag, longies, baby legs, and printer for sale--- let's hope I get a sale!
04/09- spent $30.00 at the grocery, $10.00 on diaper cover, $34.00 blanket for the new bean --- +$300 from family for bday :)
04/10- -- yes!!!
04/11- - Sold extra swaddlers +$20.00! DH spent $40.00 at the grocery on snacks for himself
04/12- spent $11.25 on diaper covers - I realize I have an addiction. NO MORE! -- Sold diaper bag +$25.00!
04/13- going to grocery $120.00 ugh and nutrition store $47.00 eek!-- have to pick up things to boost iron. Gas- $60.00 holy cow! --Returning way too expensive glasses and getting +$225.00 back! (spent $75 on new pair already) - Sold diapers +$40.00!
*** it really it scary to realize that I spend money almost every single day. This internet shopping is killing me!
04/14- spent $7.00 mailing diapers---- anyone else notice shipping prices? Holy cow!
there is absolutely nothing that I need to spend $ on today AND the mama I babysat for is bringing my check! +$150.00!
at Home Depot on things we needed to finish projects, used $50 giftcard at Sears, $18.00
for lunch --- Received +$50.00 check for refunded deposit on water bill!
at Lowes for landscaping supplies
diaper- ugh! spent $14.00
for lunch out
Clothes- dress for pictures, birthday party, and maternity/post pardom- total unknown (have to try everything on for DH haha), DD's birthday dress --- +150.00 anniversary $ from the inlaws...sweet!
- spent $22.00
at the grocery
- bought lunch for us and inlaws $50.00
- spent $18.00
for lunch, then $12.00
on snacks/ice cream ** Oh yeah, DH backed into a light pole--- that is an unexpected expense!
- spent $6.00
--Sold diapers-- +$44.00!
at Walmart on Mother's Day cards/gifts and a couple of grocery items--- returned curtains and got a +$20 refund! Also received a +$25 for our anniversary! Spent $26.00 at the Post Office.
Edited by MaryElizabeth - 4/28/11 at 7:59am