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post #581 of 598
I just tanked as well...

July 1 I'm back on the wagon!! Can't wait to start posting with you guys! I think seeing it written down will help me tremendously!!

One question--are these lists just what you are spending or what SO is spending as well? Just that DH has the ability to tank my budget, and he's been gone but he'll be home the whole month of July so I hope he helps stick w/the budget.
post #582 of 598
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
June 5
June 6 $13-fabric & storage bins
June 7
June 8
June 9 $8 -Wendy's & pillowform
June 10
June 11
June 12
June 13
June 14
June 15
June 16 $19- Chinese food
June 17
June 18
June 19
June 20
June 21
June 22 $38 on a seafood dinner out
June 23
June 24
June 25
June 26
June 27
June 28
June 29 $55 paints & supplies for dd's room, $4 pillow form

Well, we spent but I am happy about it. DD is just SO excited about having her own room and had a blast picking out her very own wall color.
post #583 of 598
um, since I posted last night, I spent $207.50 All online. I bought my daughter all of her birthday presents, bought three birthday presents for three upcoming birthdays, and bought my son some stride rite shoes for the fall. Even though it was a BIG chunk of change, I got great deals on everything and shopped carefully and paid for it all with the debit card, NOT the credit card. I got wood unit blocks for $35 instead of $60 and new stride rite sneakers for $25 and a remo drum for $15 and a waldorf doll for $26! Everything was on-sale. So, it was a lot but I feel like I got a lot for the money and it was budgeted money. I have to buy two more birthday presents (for other people) this weekend. That means we can't spend money on other things this weekend, like take-out pizza.

I did resist drive-thrus all week. And today was REALLY hard because we were at our friend's house and she lives right next to the BEST fish taco place in all the city AND it's a drive thru. But, I resisted and my $10 weekly spending is still in my wallet.

So, I feel good, mostly.
post #584 of 598
June 1-
June 2-
June 3-
June 4- $30.41
June 5-
June 6-
June 7- $36.91
June 8- $85
June 9-
June 10- $14.46
June 11-
June 12- $70.77
June 13- $40
June 14-
June 15-
June 16- $20
June 17-
June 18-
June 19- $5
June 20- $13.82
June 21-
June 22-
June 23-
June 24-
June 25-
June 26- $3
June 27- $56.64
June 28-
June 29-

Stayed at home today since it was storming so badly outside. Makes it easier not to spend anything.
post #585 of 598
Quote:
Originally Posted by mackysmama View Post
um, since I posted last night, I spent $207.50 .
I forgot to say that I will be getting reimbursed for at least $75 of this, maybe $100. Grandparents will send us money to buy my dd birthday presents.
post #586 of 598
1 - 34 (2.50 for unnecessary fudge)
2 -
3 -
4 - 123 (90 for groceries and 33 for stuff for new dog. i'm hoping to get to the middle of next week before buying more groceries.)
5 - 26 more stuff for new dog
6 - 65 more groceries (b-day this weekend, some unnecessary stuff)
7 -
8 -
9 - 4 (petting zoo for dd's bday on 10)
10 - happy birthday to me & dd!
11 -
12 - 16 groceries, 55 more "groceries" after arguing with hubby (includes gluten-free cookies, dark chocolate chips and m&m-like candies - all organic)
13 -
14 -
15 - 118 (103 groceries, including 7 for father's day cards, 6 stamps, 9 Chinese food for dh but he just got interviewed for 2 promotions, was offered one job & will have second interview for the other)
16 -
17 -
18 - 25 refill bags for the kitchen composter. i'm not organized enough to empty it every day.
19 -
20 - 274 groceries, crank shredder for cheese, girl-dog "diaper", supplements, basically everything was necessary or will be necessary soon
21 -
22 -
23 - 15 tax-deductible fun at a local horse rescue
24 -
25 - 92 more stinkin' groceries but it's kind of ok--strawberries hit their low price (produce lady at co-op said price goes back up wednesday) so i bought 2 cases to freeze/preserve for the first time
26 - 190 groceries including cases of canned veggies/fruits ordered from the co-op at 12% off and 4 large packages of chicken breasts that were on sale at .99/lb, remaining supplements
27 -
28 -
29 - 5 for a pound of wild salmon that was mismarked!

running total: 1042

frugal progress: not letting myself order more meat until we finish what we have! (must..resist..must..not..call..)

sarah
post #587 of 598
6/1-
6/2- $23 ($3 parking at airshow, $20 pizza afterwards)
6/3-
6/4-
6/5-
6/6-
6/7-
6/8- $15 dinner out with friends
6/9-
6/10- $10 birthday cake for DH
6/11-
6/12-
6/13-
6/14-
6/15- $32 for lunch at the zoo
6/16- $7.50 for various Father's Day cards
6/17-
6/18-
6/19-
6/20-
6/21-
6/22- $1.69 Taco Bell Quesadilla
6/23- $13 chinese buffet
6/24- $27 3 shirts at the outlets
6/25- $5 dinner in the food court
6/26-
6/27-
6/28- $4 on a giant Starbucks Iced Latte
6/29- $6 movies, $10 lunch

SO, as predicted I went to the movies today. It was the first time that I've been to a movie theatre since I was pregnant! Great movie...with a great friend. Before the movie we went and had a great lunch (and I had the leftovers for dinner, so it was worth it)

Tomorrow WILL be a good day! I'm doing some fundraising and then going over to a friend's house. I'm going to bring a couple water bottle full of ice, so I shouldn't even have to buy water.
post #588 of 598
Thread Starter 
Quote:
are these lists just what you are spending or what SO is spending as well
Susan -- you are welcome to record whatever you think will keep you on the straight and narrow. If recording what your SO spends will help you spend less, then by all means record it.

But recording what SO spends on here isn't going to do much to change his or her spending...you can only be responsible for yourself. So if I were in your shoes, I'd only record my own spending.

Quote:
5 for a pound of wild salmon that was mismarked!
Sarah -- Wow! That ~was~ a good deal!

Last day of June!!! You can do it -- make them PRY that money out of your hand. Hold tight to your wallets, no-spenders!!!
post #589 of 598
I can't be bothered to put my list up again :. I was fine yesterday. I bought some things that were on my grocery list that I hadn't gotten to so it's another : for me. We will be going to the library today. They are having sidewalk sales downtown today that I am sooo tempted to go to, but I think I will wait for the big ones in July as they have stuff up to 90% and I don't think today's will be as good. I won't count today's before I earn it but if I do, it will be 25 thumbs for June for me!! Woo! I have to do good today
post #590 of 598
I am only going to buy some coconut milk for virgin pina coladas tonight. We are having a special dinner!
post #591 of 598
Thread Starter 
June 1.. $8.50 diaper
June 2.. $13.00 garage sale
June 3.. $244.15 ticket
June 4..
June 5..
June 6..
June 7.. $18.00 state park pass
June 8..
June 9.. $4.34 McDonalds
June10..
June11..
June12..
June13..
June14..
June15.. $7.87 McDonald's
June16..
June17..
June18..
June19.. $67.00 swimsuits, $7.84 McDonald's
June20..
June21..
June22.. $6.00 CareBear Bubblebath
June23..
June24.. $1.00 Coloring Book
June25.. $7.95 McD
June26.. $7.95 McD
June27..
June28..
June29..
June30..

Yahoo!!! Good strong end to this month for me!!!

We went on a hike this morning and we're going to a dinner party this evening, so no opportunities to spend money today.

Total = 19 this month (tied my May record)
Total frivolous spending = About $100 more than May, so more...but if you don't count that $244 airline ticket then A LOT less. I think I'm getting the hang of this!

My Goal for July is to get more than 19 no-spend days.

On to July!!!! See you Ladies over there... :
post #592 of 598
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
June 5
June 6 $13-fabric & storage bins
June 7
June 8
June 9 $8 -Wendy's & pillowform
June 10
June 11
June 12
June 13
June 14
June 15
June 16 $19- Chinese food
June 17
June 18
June 19
June 20
June 21
June 22 $38 on a seafood dinner out
June 23
June 24
June 25
June 26
June 27
June 28
June 29 $55 paints & supplies for dd's room, $4 pillow form
June 30

25 no spend days this month! $137 in unnecessary spending.

Today we painted dd's new room. It very, um...pink. She loves it! I am having a hard time not going out and buying all kinds of cute things for her new space but it can wait a bit.
post #593 of 598
June 1-
June 2-
June 3-
June 4- $30.41
June 5-
June 6-
June 7- $36.91
June 8- $85
June 9-
June 10- $14.46
June 11-
June 12- $70.77
June 13- $40
June 14-
June 15-
June 16- $20
June 17-
June 18-
June 19- $5
June 20- $13.82
June 21-
June 22-
June 23-
June 24-
June 25-
June 26- $3
June 27- $56.64
June 28-
June 29-
June 30-

Ending the month on a positive! See y'all in July!

--Jen
post #594 of 598
24 no spend days for me : . Jenny, you beat me!! I had a "mama's too tired to make supper. Let's get some take out" day yesterday. So we spent about $13 on supper (whole chicken, taters, and two salads, yum!! I can barely buy a whole chicken that price anymore), DS needed sandals ($2), I needed zinc oxide cream and they had the good kind for $3, 29 cents for playguard on a DVD we got to rent for free and a couple bottles of pop, $1 each.

Blah!

At least I get to start the new month off with two non-spend days in a row for sure since today is Canada Day WOOO!!! And tomorrow everything is closed (so Canada can recover from celebrating Canada Day, lol!!!) Anyway, off to the new thread now
post #595 of 598
June 19: $65.52 2 bras on sale (needed b/c I don't have any that fit)and a hoodie on sale at Victorias Secret (didn't need)
June 20:
June 21: $13 on 2 bottles of 7th generation dish soap(on sale) and a deodorant crystal
June 22: $44.97 on gas
June 23: $65- dh bought a desk on craiglist(60) and a 35in. tv for 5 from his warehouse
June24: $4.36 METHOD wood polish
June 25: $13.39 on ebay, bought The Complete Edition of The Tightwad Gazette
June 26: $19.63 wedding gift, $6.53 on-sale OPI nail polish , newspaper subscription $22.23 for a year of Fri-Mon- trying to use more coupons!
June 27:
June 28:
June 29: $5 parking for school orientation
June 30:

TOTAL: 259.63
(partial month total, I joined late.)
This thread really allowed me to see where my money is going, next month I'm gonna crack down even harder.
post #596 of 598
June 1st: Tim Horton's coffee me $1.55
June 2nd: Garage sale finds $22.50, McDonald's $12.49
June 3rd::
June 4th::
June 5th::
June 6: $3.50 Parking at hospital (I have a new nephew!!!!!), Grocery shopping $70, Camping supplies for vacation $25
June 7::
June 8: $28 Pharmacy, $7 Misc, $36 KFC
June 9::
June 10: $35 Anniversary dinner
June 11:$16.50 pharmacy $3.50 Hair dye
June 12::
June 13:$3.50 Garden seeds
June 14::
June 15: $75 Groceries, $25 Misc, $20 Camping Gear, $2.50 Garden (Dirt)
June 16::
June 17:$2 Junior mints and popsicles
June 18:$96 Dentist $44.50 Gas
June 19::
June 20::
June 21::
June 22:Car repairs $230, 2 tank tops and misc bath items $20.
June 23::
June 24: $20 Bought dinner at Cantine to bring to my parents house. I'm undecided on this one. It's a definite splurge, but it's something we can afford right now. My parents are always doing stuff for us and I wanted to do a little something for them.
June 25::
June 26: $43 Groceries
June 27::
June 28:$2.27 for an Arizona Iced Tea. I needed something for work (their water isn't reliable for drinking) plus, now I have a pretty glass bottle to use for drinks in the future. I'm going to put it in "bad spending category, but it's not *really* bad.
June 29: $158 Groceries. Normally I don't spend anywhere near that much, but I needed cat food, cat litter, beer (for Canada Day party) and a bunch of other big things that add up. Those 3 things alone were almost $60!
June 30: $35 gas, Canada Day Celebration: $10 for breakfast for the 2 of us, $4 on coffee, $10 for the 2 of us to get into park. We really didn't spend alot of money this year at the celebration. Usually there are stops at cantines, games, cotton candy etc. We resisted the urge.


Budgeted Spending: $507
Not in Budget but "ok":$497
Bad Spending!: $57.81


Goals achieved:
~paid cash for emergency dental care
~paid cash for Car Insurance in one lump sum instead of spreading it out over the year (I want to lower our monthly bills)
~paid cash for Camping supplies
~paid cash for first round of car repairs

Yay! Even though I spent a bit much this month, I still reached my goals!
post #597 of 598
June 1:
June 2: $2.50 ATM fee, $39.21 dinner out
June 3: $7.02 pizza, $4.31 book for DD at airport
June 4:
June 5: $39.24 groceries
June 6:
June 7: $10 on trash p/u
June 8:
June 9:
June 10:
June 11: $125.48 for groceries; $20 tickets to see Dan Zanes - DD 3 is SO excited, should be a great show + benefits a local soup kitchen, so all good
June 12: $42.75 for gas, $3.50 for library fines
June 13:
June 14: $3 Father's Day gifts for DH + Step-father, $15-18 dinner out, $275 at Home Depot
June 15:
June 16: $142 on labor to assist w/ bathroom renovation
June 17:
June 18:
June 19: $75.41 on groceries, $20.34 at Home Depot
June 20: $20 gas, $80 labor for painting barn @ old house, $2.37 frosted animal crackers, $32.68 takeout pizza
June 21: Kiddie pool $9.99, library fines $8, coffee for DH $2, $12.34 processed snacks in Target food section, $7.99 lamp for DD's room, $2.34 shower liner, $8.27 shelf paper, $429 Dyson vacuum
June 22:
June 23: $148.74 groceries, $224 flooring installation, $25 CD + cute little canvas bag at Dan Zanes concert, $32.51 takeout lunch
June 24: $137.53 Home Depot, $17.97 shower curtains
June 25:
June 26: $26.67 at Target, $2.14 on ice cream cones, $4 library fines
June 27: $40.27 on gas, $7.88 snacky-groceries, $34.51 dinner out
June 28: $20.49 DD's vitamins, $41.43 other food at the co-op we did not actually NEED, but was on sale (16 oz. organic frozen veg for $1.79)/good buy (gal organic milk reduced to $1.99)/looked yummy (grapes, watermelon...)
June 29: $7.03 at Co-op (have a special request to bring carrot cake to a party Sat., needed to p/u carrots + canola - should have passed on the TLC crackers). Heard the siren call of Target + headed over there with the kids when we should have been getting ready for bed: $34.99 on microwave, $6.35 processed groceries
June 30: $5.50 groceries

June to date: $210.42

Just want to review June for my own records, and know what I want to beat in July:

10 days with "wish I hadn't" spending
20 days with spending within budget parameters +/or truly necessary

Total "wish I hadn't" money spent: $210.42

On to July...

Kim
post #598 of 598
Thread Starter 
looking for my no-spend totals for May...they must be gone.
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