So much for making it to the end of the month... DD got sick today, so I ran to the grocery store to pick up some juice and sick foods.
All in all, looking at my spending for the month, I know there is room for improvement. But considering everything that's gone on this month (MIL's death, which required extra travel and took us out of our regular routines), I'm happy with my spending this month. Plus, DH got his annual raise which we hadn't budgeted, because we weren't sure how much it would be, so we did spend within our means this month.
stayed within budget: $289.12 at grocery store, $50 for gas
stayed within budget: DH spent $5.87 on groceries, I paid bills
stayed within budget: $84 monthly payment for kids' bowling league
stayed within budget: $30.88 for lunch with DH, $25.36 for household items.
: frivilous spending: $8.33 for a sweater for me.
: $75.15 at Target for misc. stuff because I wasn't prepared ($10.98 grocery, $64.17 household/misc- $42.24 of which was totally frivolous), $20.50 for dinner at Burger King so the kids could run around and get some energy out, $11.63 at Target AGAIN for more household/misc.
stayed within budget: $35.70 for gas, $6.46 for a carwash (bordering on frivolous, but I couldn't see out of the windows!), $8.89 at McDonalds, picked up lunch for DH and FIL.
stayed within budget: $99.25 for groceries
stayed within budget: $24.71 groceries, $12.21 household/misc, $42.68 gas, $8.05 chicken feed
stayed within budget: $13.80 lunch at Potbelly with DH, $13.20 library fines
, $22.21 at Old Navy for 4 pairs of pants. DH spent $14.77 for groceries.
$27 for dinner & movie (girls nite out
), but I used Christmas money to pay for it, so I'm not going to count it.
stayed within budget: $35.39 liquor store (household/misc), $30.23 grocery store,
: $34.86 pizza
stayed within budget: $5 parking, $66.68 Target ($22.16 groceries, $12.58 boots for DD,
: $31.94 for a board game FRIVOLOUS)
stayed withink budget: $34.90 groceries,
: over budget: $42.83 gas
My goals for the month of January:
Track Grocery Spending: $531.99/$550
Track eating out/take out spending: $108.93
Track my gasoline spending: $171.21
Track household/ misc. spending: $243.48
Track frivolous spending: $82.51
Track spending/income on chickens: $8.05 spending/$0 income
No frivolous spending: 25/31 days
No credit card use: 28/31 days
Stay within 15 miles of home: 20/23 days
No-drive: 14/10 days
Exercise: 890/1000 minutes on the treadmill