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post #421 of 703
4/1: Dinner $15
4/2:
4/3: Gas $25 /Groceries $307.88 /Newspaper $.53 /Clippers $40 /Pet $11 / Seeds $9 /Tupperware $14 /Shoes for DS $12 /Toy for kids $17
4/4:
4/5:
4/6: Newspapers $3 /Groceries $1.50 (ran out of baking soda).
4/7:
4/8:
4/9:
4/10:
4/11: Groceries $5.50 (some non-allergen food at the Dollar store)
4/12:

My key:

No spend
Budget spend
Over spend

Groceries $314.88/$650
Pet $11/$100
Eat-Out $15/$20
Misc. $86.53/$100
Garden $9/$50
post #422 of 703
4/7
4/8 $23 + $10 into savings!
4/9 $4
4/10 $37
4/11
4/12
4/13 - I know I'm going to spend a bunch today because I need new scrubs for work (I only have 2 - and one was a hand-me-down that is way too big).



GOALS:
3/15
$10/$50 into savings
post #423 of 703
Thread Starter 
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05.. $3.25 coffee
06.. $1.50 bagels
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12.. $3.25 coffee at bookstore

9/24 no-spend days
12/30 fast-food-free days
5/10 let the car rest days
8/20 items posted on internet to sell
4/20 items sold and out of my house
post #424 of 703
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by katheek77 View Post
Whoo-hoo!!! Not only did I not buy any Kosher Pepsi,
Yahoo!!! Go Kathee!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by annethcz View Post
I am feeling really good. I spent today, but spent frugally and spent less than I planned. I went to 3 different stores in the snow/sleet/rain, but it was worth it
Yeah Ann!!! How's the selling-stuff going? I've listed a bunch of stuff on ebay (well, 8 things but that is a bunch for me) and a handful of items sold...but only for $1.00...so not really worth it. I'm starting to wonder if my goal should be to LIST a certain amount of items, or just to get them out of my house. I did sell a window air-conditioning unit (that we haven't turned on in two years...it's Vermont after all) on Craig's List for $65. Woohoo! I'm happy about moving that along.

Quote:
Originally Posted by *andiflipping* View Post
4/09... I gave myself the sad face due to $7.45 at the co-signment shop for two maternity shirts.
That is around $3.75 a shirt! You are being too hard on yourself. You have to clothe yourself...that would be cause for rejoicing around my house! No sad face.

Quote:
Originally Posted by umarider View Post
It's almost silly how bummed I've been while this site was down! Missed posting and reading!
Me too. I'm addicted. And instead of getting a house project done with my extra time, I just wandered around Ovusoft instead of MDC.
post #425 of 703
I really missed this site when it was down! Still waiting to find out if I got debt reduction on my loan before I pay it off. Don't want to pay off any extra

My Key:
- No spend
- Planned spending
- Unplanned but necessary spending
: - Unplanned and unnecessary spending
: - Worked, tutored or taught
: - Paid

01/04 - $75.00 on clothes for work
02/04 - :
03/04 - : : : :
04/04 - : Went out to dinner which was planned but spent WAY over what I planned $95.00
05/04 -
06/04 -
07/04 - : : (GST cheque)
08/04 - :: (income tax)
09/04 - : :
10/04 - $64.00 at the dentist plus a taxi home : : :
11/04 - : :
12/04 - $11.00 for wine
13/04 -

Goals:
No spend days - 9/20
$15 in savings envelope per tutoring pay 2/4
Put tax return on student loan
Find out if I can get EI this summer
Pay off CC - Done

Budget:
Income around $2860.00
Df for bills - $560.00
Student loan - $60 (plus tax return)
Pay off CC - $465.00 Done
Dentist - $54.00 + ????

Total spent so far - $710.00
post #426 of 703
april 1:
april 2:
april 3:
april 4:
april 5:
april 6:
april 7:
april 8:
april 9:
april 10:
april 11:
april 12:
april 13: on saturday i got about 1/2 a month's food for 100$-ish. everything was on sale. if i'd remembered my coupons at home i could have saved 8$. oops.

week 1: 3$ leftover
week 2: 63$ leftover
week 3: 0$ remaining
100$ remaining for the month

(the budget is 100$/week for food, transportation, outings, etc, 100$ a month for clothes, gifts, craft stuff, etc)

march: 48% no-spend days
post #427 of 703
Goals:
4/15 Days no spending at ALL
8/30 Days no frivolous spending on self
2/3 No Drive days

Frivolous spending total so far: $16.95

4/01~ Spent nothing
4/02~ Responsible spending: $21.49 pooper-scooper, $23.34 grocery store
4/03~ Spent nothing
4/04~ Responsible spending: $2.99 teacher’s bday card, $1.59 *fancy coffee drink @ work*
4/05~ Responsible spending: $39.10 Grocery Store, $90.04 Trader Joes
4/06~ Spent nothing! Drove nowhere!

Week one spending: $178.55

4/07~ Responsible spending: $31.24 Target, $8.13 Grocery store
4/08~ Frivolous spending: 5.25 Jackson’s Java, Responsible spending: $10.50 Kinkos
4/09~ Frivolous spending: $4.69 Jackson's Java
4/10~ Spent Nothing! Drove nowhere!
4/11~ Frivolous spending: 4.81 grilled cheese and mocha at work! (the mocha was allowed, not the grilled cheese.) grr. Responsible spending: $52.31 Grocery Store.
4/12~ Frivolous spending: $3.79 on a mocha. Starting to see a pattern here…
post #428 of 703
My key:
-no spend
:-groceries
-gas
-unnecessary spending

4/1-
4/2- $40-gas.
4/3-
4/4-
4/5-
4/6-
4/7-
4/8-
4/9-
4/10-
4/11-
4/12-
4/13-
post #429 of 703
04/01 - no spend
04/02 - no spend
04/03 - no spend
04/04 - whole foods $25
04/05 - no spend
04/06 - no spend
04/07 - no spend
04/08 - no spend
04/09 - whole foods $20
04/10 - no spend
04/11 - no spend
04/12 - no spend
04/13 - Trader Joe's $65
post #430 of 703
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom View Post
Yeah Ann!!! How's the selling-stuff going? I've listed a bunch of stuff on ebay (well, 8 things but that is a bunch for me) and a handful of items sold...but only for $1.00...so not really worth it. I'm starting to wonder if my goal should be to LIST a certain amount of items, or just to get them out of my house. I did sell a window air-conditioning unit (that we haven't turned on in two years...it's Vermont after all) on Craig's List for $65. Woohoo! I'm happy about moving that along.
Selling is not going so great, I've listed a bunch of things and have only gotten a few nibbles. I think I'll break down and list on eBay this week. For me, just listing things doesn't really count, I want stuff out of my house
post #431 of 703
April 1: budgeted spending: $16.21 groceries, $22.35 school lunches/juice for April
April 2: budgeted spending: $11.39 lunch out, $48.10 gas, $15.65 dollar store
April 3: budgeted spending: $$17.26 Dollar Store, $94.85 grocery store, $11.99 Bakery Outlet
April 4: budgeted spending: $6 ECFE class fee, $17.40 softener salt & chicken feed, $12 kids' school carnival
April 5: no spend
April 6: no spend, no drive
April 7: budgeted spending: $20.75 groceries
April 8: no spend
April 9: no spend
April 10: budgeted spending: $72.21 groceries, $7.71 cat food
April 11: no spend
April 12: budgeted spending: $26.81 Target, $7 shoes for DS (why does this child keep growing???? ), $22.89 pizza, also paid state 2007 income taxes and mortgage for May
April 13: no spend, no drive

My goals for April:
6/15 true no-spend days
2/5 no drive days
4/less than 15 days driving more than 50 miles in a day
$306.73/$400 groceries
$110.83/$200 household/misc.
$153.59/$250 gas
$46.28/$150 eating out/take out/entertainment
270/1000 minutes on the treadmill
1/20 items sold
post #432 of 703
4/1: Dinner $15
4/2:
4/3: Gas $25 /Groceries $307.88 /Newspaper $.53 /Clippers $40 /Pet $11 / Seeds $9 /Tupperware $14 /Shoes for DS $12 /Toy for kids $17
4/4:
4/5:
4/6: Newspapers $3 /Groceries $1.50 (ran out of baking soda).
4/7:
4/8:
4/9:
4/10:
4/11: Groceries $5.50 (some non-allergen food at the Dollar store)
4/12:
4/13: Newspapers $3 /Tomato plant and herbs $10

Tomorrow will be a big spend--going to botanical gardens and need gas. Tues. I'll need to get groceries.

My key:

No spend
Budget spend
Over spend

Groceries $314.88/$650
Pet $11/$100
Eat-Out $15/$20
Misc. $89.53/$100
Garden $19/$50
post #433 of 703
1 - 53.94 groceries
2 -
3 - 89.05 groceries
4 - 181.83 groceries
5 -
6 - 51.45 grocery/health, 65.95 for some volcanic odor absorbing bags after my in-laws told us that our house stinks (we have 4 dogs, 6 budgies & 2 fish tanks)
7 - 13.67 grocery, 9.65 b-day supplies, 21.18 clothing
8 -
9 -
10 - 3.17 grocery
11 - 2.22 grocery
12 -
13 -

goals:
22
groceries 350
pets 100
use dryer as little as possible
try to leave tv off more

progress:
groceries 395.33/350
pets 0/100
unbudgeted 95.78/0
6/22
post #434 of 703
4/7
4/8 $23 + $10 into savings!
4/9 $4
4/10 $37
4/11
4/12
4/13 $13 - but $8 was necessary for work and $16.50 at tim hortons that I feel bad for having to fess up to. On the up side I saved $1.09 a 1/2gal on soy milk for DD!!!


GOALS:
3/15
$10/$50 into savings[/QUOTE]
post #435 of 703
April 1 -
April 2 - - bought shoes for dd2 within budget, but also bought her rainboots out of budget - $88
April 3 - - bought lunch for our playdate - $30
April 4 -
April 5 - - bought diaper covers within budget $66 but then bought infant insert for Ergo $40 and take-out $31
April 6 -
April 7 - Groceries/household items $188 (in budget), lunch $15 unbudgeted
April 8 -
April 9 - a few groceries $26
April 10 -
April 11 - Food co-op order $264
April 12 - - $6 for movie rental
April 13 -

Grocery/Household items - $478/$500
Take out - $76/$100
Misc Spending - $46/$100
Shoes for dd2 - $88/$60
Diapers and covers for dd2 & dd3 - $66/$100
Birthday gifts - $75
6/20 No spend days

Key:
- no spend
- budgeted spending
- unbudgeted spending[/QUOTE]
post #436 of 703
04/01:
04/02 Toy for dd $3
04/03
04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08 Toy for dd $2, Pillowcase $1
04/09
04/10
04/11
04/12 Wireless headphones $15, Sewing supplies $32, DVD for DD $5
04/13

Goals:
10/20 No Spend Days
$58/$200 in frivolous spending
post #437 of 703
4/1: spent nothing
4/2: spent nothing
4/3: $10.28 playplace admission/ about $9 snacks throughout the day
4/4: $10.42 grocery run
4/5: spent about $62 visiting a friend with a new baby: train ticket, subway fare, extra gift for her toddler, a bag of food for them...also 2 meals in the city for myself. A lot, but such occasions don't happen often!
4/6: $20 lunch and snacks/ $9.71 grocery stop for ice cream, etc.
4/7: $1.64 post office/ $15.50 grocery run
4/8: spent nothing
4/9: $22.86 gas/ $99.01 Trader Joe's
4/10: $3.17 post office/ $22.60 pet stuff, groceries
4/11: spent nothing
My birthday weekend spending...
4/12: $26 hibachi dinner/ $4 flowers / $4 lunch
4/13: $21 birthday dinner/ $13 movies for two/ $15 snacks/ $45? cake and groceries and pet food

Totals:
Groceries: $177.24
Eating out/snacks out: $83.50
Gas: $22.86
Misc: $78.92
post #438 of 703
4/1: $20 birthday gift for BIL, $32 misc kitchen/house stuff that was not needed. $3 toy for the boys, $5 fast food, $20 groceries.
4/2: No spend!
4/3: No spend!
4/4: $6 milk, $3 bread and ice, gas $34, pizza $13
4/5: $87 on groceries, $29 house stuff, $10 my splurge
4/6: $10 ebay, jeans for the boys
4/7: No spend
4/8: No spend
4/9: $5 McD's, $20 on sandals and dh stuff at KMart
4/10: $45 in groc, $43 in gas and pop
4/11: No Spend!
4/12: $40 gas for road trip, $7 fast food, $3 house hold, ++$63 back (returned lamps to Target, and didn't spend the refund!)
4/13: $30 gas for road trip home

Totals:
$161/280 groceries
$20 unneeded
$30 neccessary goods
$20 gifts
$147 gas
$30 food out
post #439 of 703
4/1
4/2
4/3 $18.37 art supplies
4/4 $36 dd's school pictures, $70 soccer sign-ups
4/5
4/6
4/7
4/8
4/9 $67.05 camera lens
4/10
4/11
4/12 $25 klean kanteens
4/13

No Spend Days: 9/25
No DS/etsy: 11/27
Non-essential Spending: $216.42/$250
post #440 of 703
Adopted 2 cats over the weekend that were not in budget; luckily they each come with a voucher for a free vet visit. Will not get a for adoption day, but also not calling it frivolous (no fancy kitty houses or dishes here - they are happily using a Rubbermaid container as a litter box and eating/drinking from old bowls).

Had an in-person interview last Fri. for a terrific new PT position; went really well and I made it to the top 2 - going in this week for more interviews with staff I would be supervising + Exec. Dir. again. Fingers crossed...

Kim

April 1:
April 2: parking ticket + library fine
April 3:
April 4:
April 5:
April 6:
April 7:
April 8:
April 9:
April 10:
April 11:
April 12: Adopted 2 cats - not in budget (but not frivolous)
April 13:

GOALS:
* Less than $50 in frivolous spending: month to date $17
* At least 25 days (no spend or spending w/in budget): 11/25
* Pack snacks/water for outings: 12/30
* NO library fines: month to date $12
* Stay within grocery/eating out budget: $476.69/$500
* ORGANIZE/declutter (lack of organization = spending): 11/25
* Exercise (feeling good = decreased emotional spending): 8/25
* Items posted for sale on internet: 11/10
* Meal plan created: 1/4 weeks
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