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post #601 of 662
7/1: $81 in groceries, $7.50 for coffees out of misc spending budget
7/2: No Spend!
7/3: No Spend!
7/4: $25 groceries, $4 coffee
7/5: No Spend!
7/6: $3.94 on tomato plants
7/7: No Spend!
7/8: : $30 Target, $3.25 Cold Stone Creamery, $20 dr copay
7/9: $15 strawberries:, $7 bagel shop lunch
7/10: $5 Farmer's market, $34 at coop
7/11: $16 perlite for garden
7/12: $20 groceries $20 Home Depot for garden supplies
7/13:
7/14: : $10 Target, incl Dr Pepper
7/15: /: $10 Taco bell. Wasn't that good.
7/16: : $126 on new pillows
7/17: $18.25 farmer's market :$380 car repair
7/18: $14 lunch, $14 for transcripts
7/19: $35 Fleet farm and DQ
7/20: $18 ice cream
7/21: $40 groceries
7/22:
7/23: $9 ice cream
7/24: $11 gas
7/25:
7/26: $60 groceries
7/27:

8/12 true no spend days
24/31 spend w/in budget days
$366/$450 total food spending
$271/$150 total misc spending (household, treats,etc)
$100 saved for dd's school
25/31 no Dr Pepper bought
$18.75/$200 made selling unused items
$56/$100 earned with Pampered Chef
post #602 of 662
Thread Starter 
7/1 & : It's a good day!
7/2 : $6.87 for lunch because SOMEONE STOLE MY LUNCH at work!! :
7/3 & : If you want to see what I've been working on check it out here - www.rachaeljudd.wordpress.com
7/4 We had a nice day celebrating with the in-laws
7/5 : $7.00 makeup
7/6 : $67 dinner on the CC , DH and I both thought the other had grabbed cash...ick!
7/7 and :
7/8 and : Used a gift card for some dessert, woo hoo!
7/9 No Spend! I didn't work on writing but will today, I am adjusting my goal to 20 days of working on my business as it seems more realistic.
7/10 : $9.08, ice cream
7/11 : $12.96 - Movies, but we had free dessert at the 7/11
7/12
7/13 : $13.50 breakfast but we packed a lunch and went to the park so that was nice!
7/14 and : what a great day!
7/15 and $15 extra on CC planning to : when I get home!
7/16 : $5.50 on cold drinks during our walk
7/17 : $3.50 on doughnuts :
7/18 Today is going to be no spend! Plus, I got to bill my first freelance client $455 :
7/19 : $25 I let DH talk me into going for brunch...ugh
7/20 : $3.30 Stopped at Starbucks...why coffee...why!!!
7/21 : $12.20 for contact solution and a snack, didn't need the snack
7/22 Yay! I just keep telling myself that we need to pay off the CC
7/23 It will be no spend, there is no reason to spend.
7/24 : $4.14 on snacks
7/25 : $10 outside of budgeted entertainment :
7/26 Yes, a weekend with a thumb, awesome!
7/27 spent only budgetd money, this is a good Sunday for us!
7/28 Pre-emptive no spend!

Specific goals...

Total Overspend: $170.05 :
No Spend Days: 15/20
Debt Payment: $15/$400
**Extra debt payment is not likely to happen this month because DH's work has been slow.
30 minutes/day on business 9/20 :
post #603 of 662
01.. $7.50 ECHO museum pass
02.. $31 white noise machine, ice cream
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05.. $27 pictures from Costco
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09.. $10.97 baby stickers and pictures
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13.. $10.76 scrapbooking adhesive
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20.. $32 workout shorts
21.. $5.42 Burger King
22.. $12 dinner at restaurant
23.. $6 bagel shop, $10.50 plastic animals
24.. $13 diapers, $2 coffee
25.. $$$
26.. $$$
27..
28..

My goals:

17/20 No Spend Days
Tally of evil: $138.92
post #604 of 662
Okay, just got out the check book to face the music...i.e. tally up what I spent this weekend on my splurge.

Ugh.

01.. $7.50 ECHO museum pass
02.. $31 white noise machine, ice cream
03..
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05.. $27 pictures from Costco
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09.. $10.97 baby stickers and pictures
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13.. $10.76 scrapbooking adhesive
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20.. $32 workout shorts
21.. $5.42 Burger King
22.. $12 dinner at restaurant
23.. $6 bagel shop, $10.50 plastic animals
24.. $13 diapers, $2 coffee
25.. $53 fair tickets, $8 mp3 downloads
26.. $54 Isis pants, $21 pewter earrings
27..
28..

My goals:

17/20 No Spend Days
Tally of evil: $274.92

Wow!!! I spent more on those two days than I spent the entire rest of the month. :

Time to go shift some money out of savings.

BUt listen girls -- the next 45 days HAVE to be no-spend for me. I mean it. There is only so much money left in there and with my DH being a teacher he's not getting paid again until September 15th.

We have to live close to the bone. I've got to get hard core about this.
post #605 of 662
Week 1:
Monday, June 30: no spend, no drive
Tuesday, July 1: no spend
Wednesday, July 2: $541.24 credit card payment; $4.54 at McD's, $19.49 GW
Thursday, July 3: $5 GW
Friday, July 4: no spend
Saturday, July 5: no spend, no drive
Sunday, July 6: $6.06 postage, $75 prescriptions

Week 1 totals:
$35.09/$40 fun money :
$541.24/$1,000 CC
2/1 thrift trips
2/3 no drive days

Week 2:
Monday, July 7: +$35 books sold, -$18.90 for a new book for Mark and a DVD for both of us
Tuesday, July 8: $12.51 PO; $1.85 muffin; $5.41 GW; $3.54 Taco Bell :/
Wednesday, July 9: $2.75 afternoon snack
Thursday, July 10: $5.14 GW; $3.88 Taco Bell
Friday, July 11: $14.96 PO
Saturday, July 12: $2.75 turnover; $15.97 GW
Sunday, July 13: No spend, no drive, $159 CC payment

Week 2 totals:
$85.81/$79.91 fun money
$700.24/$1,000 CC
3/1 thrift trips
1/3 no drive days

Week 3:
Monday, July 14: $13.40 PO
Tuesday, July 15: $3.88 Taco Bell; $4.50 GW; $4 Starbucks
Wednesday, July 16: no spend
Thursday, July 17: no spend
Friday, July 18: $7 breakfast; $3.52 GW; $3.88 Taco Bell
Saturday, July 19: no spend
Sunday, July 21: $5.95 GW, +$29 from Ebay

Week 3 totals:
$46.13/$63.10 fun money :
$700.24/$700 CC :
3/1 thrift trips
0/2 no drive days

Week 4:
Monday, July 21: $3.75 coffee
Tuesday, July 22: $29.70 GW; $3.34 Taco Bell
Wednesday, July 23: $9.60 PO; $5.19 GW; $5.96 lunch; +$18.19 Amazon; $30 Happy Hour, $18 new Portishead CD
Thursday, July 24: $3.32 Taco Bell; $4 GW
Friday, July 25: $5.14 GW, $9 GW
Saturday, July 26: $3.79 GW
Sunday: no spend, no drive

Week 4 totals:
$130.81/$75.16 fun money
$700.24/$700 CC :
6/1 thrift trips
1/2 no drive days

Week 5:
Monday, July 28: $3.34 lunch; +$66 Ebay

Goals:
$40/week fun money
$700/month to CC
1 thrift trip/week
2 no-drive days/week
post #606 of 662
7/1: $81 in groceries, $7.50 for coffees out of misc spending budget
7/2: No Spend!
7/3: No Spend!
7/4: $25 groceries, $4 coffee
7/5: No Spend!
7/6: $3.94 on tomato plants
7/7: No Spend!
7/8: : $30 Target, $3.25 Cold Stone Creamery, $20 dr copay
7/9: $15 strawberries:, $7 bagel shop lunch
7/10: $5 Farmer's market, $34 at coop
7/11: $16 perlite for garden
7/12: $20 groceries $20 Home Depot for garden supplies
7/13:
7/14: : $10 Target, incl Dr Pepper
7/15: /: $10 Taco bell. Wasn't that good.
7/16: : $126 on new pillows
7/17: $18.25 farmer's market :$380 car repair
7/18: $14 lunch, $14 for transcripts
7/19: $35 Fleet farm and DQ
7/20: $18 ice cream
7/21: $40 groceries
7/22:
7/23: $9 ice cream
7/24: $11 gas
7/25:
7/26: $60 groceries
7/27:
7/28: $$$ land's end for back to school

8/12 true no spend days
24/31 spend w/in budget days
$366/$450 total food spending
$271/$150 total misc spending (household, treats,etc)
$100 saved for dd's school
26/31 no Dr Pepper bought
$18.75/$200 made selling unused items
$56/$100 earned with Pampered Chef


I pared down my Land's End order as much as I could, had to order by tomorrow to get the free shipping. Good news is that I have $$ set aside to cover most of the bill. The rest will come out of our monthly budget.



Prudence, you can do it! You have been inspiring so many of us for over a year now, I know you can make it through 6 more weeks!:
post #607 of 662
July Goals
YWCA : 0/12 days
spending

July 1: $18.74 for Whole Foods, $4.00 Moose 'n Sadies
July 2: $130.00 Target, $18.00 :, $43.00 for BFF birthday dinner
July 3: $12.35 Taco Johns, $29.64 Walgreens, $28.92 ShopKo
July 4: This is my 1,000 post!
July 5:
July 6:
July 7: $51.22 groceries, $10.00 parking, $50.00 sitter (Free tix for George Michael = Priceless!)
July 8: + made $50.00 baby-sitting
July 9: $6.00 parking, $19.00 Figlio, $36.00 donation
July 10: $39.37 Lunds, $11.58 Noodles
July 11: Found out it's a GIRL!
July 12: $3.00 iced decaf latte, $4.00 cafeteria, $1.30 Coca-Cola
July 13: $40.00 farmers market, $3.35 soda
July 14:
July 15: $4.00 parking (work meeting), $48.00 HC, $20.00 Co-op
July 16:

July 17: $5.00 tip for re-cut, $15.00 product for my cool hair, $5.00 dinner @ work.
July 18:
July 19: $30.00 groceries
July 20:
July 21: $15.03 "historical" birth books, $4.00 Starbucks, $20.00 dinner
July 22:
July 23: $46.69 Gas, $15.00 parking for work :
July 24: $2.40 on a 1970's Hippie book from the Antiques store!
July 25: : really don't want to tally the ...
July 26: $89.95 for a H2O toy for the boat
July 27:
July 28: $11.00 for lunch with DD
July 29: (pre-emptive)
July 30: (pre-emptive)
July 31: $15.00 for lunch with a friend (pre-emptive)
post #608 of 662
7/1 = $16.97 diapers/wipes, $42.50 groceries (plus $32.66 for biweekly produce delivery)
7/2 = :
7/3 = $7 massage at work
7/4 = : $1.93 ice cream
7/5 = $38.87 gas, $4.98 milk
7/6 = :
7/7 = :
7/8 = $59.41 groceries
7/9 = :
7/10 = :
7/11 = :
7/12 = $2.49 milk, : $24 music festival
7/13 = $21.82 groceries, $23.37 gas, : $23.66 new SIGG bottle
7/14 = : $9 flowers for Grandma (unnecessary, but worth it ), $2 earplugs
7/15 = :
7/16 = $31.10 gas, : $6 coffee and treats for kiddos
7/17 = : $6 little bags of souvenir rocks for the kids
7/18 = $36.57 gas, $11.94 groceries, : $64.70 at Target on misc. things--some needed, most not
7/19 = $4.98 milk, $5.79 groceries, $13.94 wasp trap, : $6.45 + $11.83 thrift store, $38.74 skirt & bindis, $6 wine, $7 beer, $4 gelato
7/20 = :
7/21 = :
7/22 = : $16 margarita mix for dinner playgroup
7/23 = $66.51 groceries, $7.35 another wasp trap, $30.69 gas, : $46.20 ticket for Yonder at Red Rocks (unnecessary, but will be very fun )
7/24 = :
7/25 = :
7/26 = :
7/27 = :
7/28 = $3.50 milk

: no spending 13/20
spending within budget
: unnecessary spending

Grocery total so far = $251.37/$250
post #609 of 662
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nadia105 View Post
Prudence, you can do it! You have been inspiring so many of us for over a year now, I know you can make it through 6 more weeks!:
Agreed! You can do it girl!

WE can do it! Our anniversary trip is in September and if we want any spending money we need to cut back on entertainment in August!
post #610 of 662
7/21 no spend
7/22 $3 cash I already had
7/23 no spend
7/24 $6 for mom's night out (movie/water/pretzels), and $35 for groceries
7/25 no spend
7/26 $18 for new book and some cookie dough
7/27 $13 for mouthwash and hydrogen peroxide
7/28 $30 groceries, $7 blockbuster
post #611 of 662
July 1:
July 2: $61 no drive
July 3:
July 4: $147.53
July 5:
July 6:
July 7:
July 8: $40.01 no drive
July 9: $188.14
July 10: no spend I did drive to the river
July 11: $178
July 12: no spend I drove to a friends house for dinner
July 13:
July 14: $317.56
July 15:
July 16:
July 17: $1252
July 18: $12
July 19: $124
July 20:
July 21: $13.50 online shopping no drive
July 22: $71.36 no drive in our van
July 23: $15.00: Post office and ice cream. No drive
July 24:
July 25:
July 26: $262.62 groceries
$161.89 Home Depot
$11.60 Walmart~school supplies
$3.00 Starbucks
****I did pay $1353.95 to pay off 3 credit cards today!!!*****
July 27: $45.95 signed up for weight watchers again no drive
July 28:

I have to get hardcore too. I have got to really be NO SPEND until September. I have $660 left on the Fred Meyer girt cards and this has to be my grocery budget for the month of August. I do have to buy eggs weekly from the c.s.a. but that is it. I really didn't do that great this month. This was my first month of really doing this. I realize I really need the accountability. I really loathed coming on here and writing down my spending when I knew I was spending out of my plan. I really need this to keep me on track. I really want to have a better month in August....heres to a no spend remainder of July too!!!
post #612 of 662
July 1st - Spent $1.05 on a drink
July 2nd - Spent $1.25 on a drink, $3 on cotton candy at the fair, $11.26 JT co-op shipping (goes under food budget)
July 3rd - Spent $63.91 @ BJs (DH) + $7.00 grocery store - No Drive
July 4th - No Spend
July 5th - No Spend, No Drive
July 6th - $2.50 @ CVS - cookies & m&ms
July 7th - $76.71 Groceries
July 8th - $28.00 pedicure + gas $23.46
July 9th - $1.00 CVS - cookies
July 10th - $85 on a massage - was very stressed about job thing
July 11th - $25.00 celebration dinner (dont have receipts)
July 12th - No spend/No Drive
July 13th - $85.65 Groceries
July 14th - No spend/no drive
July 15th - No spend
July 16th - No send
July 17th - $2.70 on sodas for myself and a friend
July 18th - $2.80 on a lg Iced Coffee
July 19th - $8.64 CVS
July 20th - $52.72 Groceries
July 21st - BJs $92.62 + Target $4.11
July 22nd - $75 waxing and pedicure
July 23rd - $ 6.00 - Lunch
July 24th - $ 6.00 - Lunch = $82.50 -- early xmas presents from co-op
July 25th - $ 6.00 - Lunch
July 26th - $ 1.05 - Ball for DS
July 27th - $ 6.00 CVS + $45.00 Groceries
July 28th - no spend/no drive
July 29th - no spend

unnecessary spending = $ 325.85
food/groceries = $ 452.01
no drive = 5/31
no spend = 8/31
post #613 of 662
July 1: ::
July 2: : :
July 3: 100.00 Grocerys 20.00 annual zoo passes for me and DH 5.00 lunch at zoo; 30.00 Diapers for new baby
July 4: ::
July 5: ::
July 6: : :
July 7: : :
July 8: : :
July 9: : :
July 10: 45 dollars for a Moby wrap and New native Sling, 5 for a new bobby pillow.
July 11: : :
July 12: 320.00 Chest Freezer, 30.00 meal out, 10.00 wooden puzzles for DD, 5.00 outfit for new baby coming, 30.00 misc household items 30.00 delievery fee for freezer
July 13: :
July 14- : :
July 15-::
July 16- 171 Groceries.. 10 sling..
July 17- : :
July 18- 150 Misc household things. 15.00 eating out
July 19- : :
July 20- : :
July 21- : :
July 22: :
July 23: : :
July 24: : :
July 25: : :
July 26: : :
July 27: :
July 28: 110 for groceries
July 29- : :


Goals
23/25 No Spend Days
21/20 No Drive Days
330/200 Food budget
50/50 Household budget
115/100 New baby budget
Make 200.00 off selling things we don't need/want/use: to date 455/200
900/1000 pay off most of car
post #614 of 662
07/01
07/02 $10.00 Polly Pocket silliness for dd.
07/03
07/04
07/05
07/06
07/07
07/08
07/09
07/10
07/11
07/12 $2 yard sale, $2 target, $8 magazine subscription
07/13
07/14
07/15
07/16 $1.11 fabric. I really went crazy!
07/17
07/18
07/19 $15 assorted yard sale finds.
07/20
07/21 $7.33 swap shipping
07/22
07/23
07/24
07/25 $11.12 Fast food
07/26 $20.56 another meal out (Not fast food at least!)
07/27 $2 movie rentals
07/28 $4.75 swap shipping

Gee, I can't get a lately!

19/23 No-Spend Days
$83.87/$100 Unnecessary Spending
$430/$250 Credit Card Debt
post #615 of 662
Today is going to be spendy--I'm ordering some much needed new plain tees. The ones I have aren't wearable to work anymore, and it's too hot to wear anything else (103 today?). I'm staying away from the thrift stores this week, though. Truly.

Week 1:
Monday, June 30: no spend, no drive
Tuesday, July 1: no spend
Wednesday, July 2: $541.24 credit card payment; $4.54 at McD's, $19.49 GW
Thursday, July 3: $5 GW
Friday, July 4: no spend
Saturday, July 5: no spend, no drive
Sunday, July 6: $6.06 postage, $75 prescriptions

Week 1 totals:
$35.09/$40 fun money :
$541.24/$1,000 CC
2/1 thrift trips
2/3 no drive days

Week 2:
Monday, July 7: +$35 books sold, -$18.90 for a new book for Mark and a DVD for both of us
Tuesday, July 8: $12.51 PO; $1.85 muffin; $5.41 GW; $3.54 Taco Bell :/
Wednesday, July 9: $2.75 afternoon snack
Thursday, July 10: $5.14 GW; $3.88 Taco Bell
Friday, July 11: $14.96 PO
Saturday, July 12: $2.75 turnover; $15.97 GW
Sunday, July 13: No spend, no drive, $159 CC payment

Week 2 totals:
$85.81/$79.91 fun money
$700.24/$1,000 CC
3/1 thrift trips
1/3 no drive days

Week 3:
Monday, July 14: $13.40 PO
Tuesday, July 15: $3.88 Taco Bell; $4.50 GW; $4 Starbucks
Wednesday, July 16: no spend
Thursday, July 17: no spend
Friday, July 18: $7 breakfast; $3.52 GW; $3.88 Taco Bell
Saturday, July 19: no spend
Sunday, July 21: $5.95 GW, +$29 from Ebay

Week 3 totals:
$46.13/$63.10 fun money :
$700.24/$700 CC :
3/1 thrift trips
0/2 no drive days

Week 4:
Monday, July 21: $3.75 coffee
Tuesday, July 22: $29.70 GW; $3.34 Taco Bell
Wednesday, July 23: $9.60 PO; $5.19 GW; $5.96 lunch; +$18.19 Amazon; $30 Happy Hour, $18 new Portishead CD
Thursday, July 24: $3.32 Taco Bell; $4 GW
Friday, July 25: $5.14 GW, $9 GW
Saturday, July 26: $3.79 GW
Sunday: no spend, no drive

Week 4 totals:
$130.81/$75.16 fun money
$700.24/$700 CC :
6/1 thrift trips
1/2 no drive days

Week 5:
Monday, July 28: $3.34 lunch; +$66 Ebay
Tuesday, July 29: $23.54 swap shipping; $62.79 Old Navy; $26 Happy Hour

Goals:
$40/week fun money
$700/month to CC
1 thrift trip/week
2 no-drive days/week
post #616 of 662
July 1No Spend:
July 2No Spend
July 330.00 on a rather iffy lunch :-(
July 423.96 thrift (1/2 price day!),10.25 Snacks out
July 5 No spend/No Drive:
July 670.00 target-last minute baby/HB supplies
,7.00 Ice cream for stressed family
July 7100.04-Groceries,19.39 Phone minutes (both budgeted so counting as No Spend
July 8Gas 25.05- (budgeted so no-spend)
July943.00-movie & snacks for four it was an outing to celebrate one of my last days before maternity leave, but two of the kids hated the movie-so kind of a waste did have a partial stipend for this, so only counting 1/2 as frivolous
July 10No Spend
July 1110.00 gelato outing
July 12No spend/No Drive!
July 13No Spend/No Drive:-see what a day of unproductive contractions can achieve
July 14errands-Co-op 9.56,11.13-wedding presnt for cousin,12.79whole foods,2.00 atm fee
July 15No spend/no drive-Happy birthing Day Julia!!!::July 16No spend/no drive-in hospital
july 17charge phone minutes 67.88
july 18no spend-first time home
july 19last payment to AWESOME hb midwife
july 20no spend no drive
july 21no spend/no drive
july 2250.00 ER co-pay,doctor incompetence priceless::july 23no sp/no dr-hospital
july 2410.00 pediatrician copay
july 25no sp/no dr
july 2610.00 great deal on new carseat base
July 277.23 first baby outing for ice cream
july 289.00-wipes&diaper bits/no drive

July Goals:
No unbudget spend days goal 15/30, 15/30
No Drive Days goal: 10/30,10/30
No frivolous spending over 100 actual: 89.56/100
Sold items 12/30-may not be able to do this pending babymoon
Thrift/HB kit items: 45.96/40
Decluttering/organizing 20 min day 10/24
Grocery budget 341.73/375-Extra for price increase & extra person in household. House now has right amount of people as of 7/14!!!!!
Baked/bulk cooking:3/13
Study/Daven daily goal 9/15
post #617 of 662
7/1: $81 in groceries, $7.50 for coffees out of misc spending budget
7/2: No Spend!
7/3: No Spend!
7/4: $25 groceries, $4 coffee
7/5: No Spend!
7/6: $3.94 on tomato plants
7/7: No Spend!
7/8: : $30 Target, $3.25 Cold Stone Creamery, $20 dr copay
7/9: $15 strawberries:, $7 bagel shop lunch
7/10: $5 Farmer's market, $34 at coop
7/11: $16 perlite for garden
7/12: $20 groceries $20 Home Depot for garden supplies
7/13:
7/14: : $10 Target, incl Dr Pepper
7/15: /: $10 Taco bell. Wasn't that good.
7/16: : $126 on new pillows
7/17: $18.25 farmer's market :$380 car repair
7/18: $14 lunch, $14 for transcripts
7/19: $35 Fleet farm and DQ
7/20: $18 ice cream
7/21: $40 groceries
7/22:
7/23: $9 ice cream
7/24: $11 gas
7/25:
7/26: $60 groceries
7/27:
7/28: $$$ land's end for back to school
7/29: $111 Target $40 groceries $20 copay

8/12 true no spend days
25/31 spend w/in budget days
$406/$450 total food spending
$382/$150 total misc spending (household, treats,etc)
$100 saved for dd's school
26/31 no Dr Pepper bought
$18.75/$200 made selling unused items
$56/$100 earned with Pampered Chef
post #618 of 662
July 1 - Happy Canada Day!!!!!!!!!
July 2 - $130 to Mom for kids picnic table, $40 storage containers
July 3 - $16 lunch
July 4 - $163 Groceries
July 5 - $30 market, $9 Dollar store, $39 Wine, $66 books
July 6 -
July 7 - $31 magazine subscription, $43 computer speakers (ours broke) & surge protector (we didn't have one)
July 8 - $85 Gas:, Prescription $20, groceries $44, Speeding ticket $52
July 9 - $14 lunch on the road
July 10 -
July 11 - $7 mini golf, $3 Veggies, $15 games & rides, $52 drugstore, $10 wine, $14 dinner
July 12 -
July 13 - $83 meat order, $14 lunch on the road, $70 gas:
July 14 -
July 15 - $125 Groceries, $22 kids pjs, $21 t-shirts for me, $11 homeopathic cough medicine (why do my kids not get colds all winter and then get sick in the summer )
July 16 -
July 17 - $40 Dinner, $150 Hair
July 18 -
July 19 - $34 Pedicure & eyebrow wax, $20 lunch, $71 groceries
July 20 -
July 21 - $56 Fedex, $377 Electrition, $28 took kids to playplace & lunch
July 22 -
July 23 - $25 parking:, $36 lunch, $20 groceries, $250 dentist, $24 dinner
July 24 -
July 25 - $235.68 Groceries from co-op, $69.89 Misc household stuff - some of which we didn't need
July 26 -
July 27 -
July 28 -
July 29 - $64 Gas:, $3 sink plugs, $17 Dollar store stuff for trip to the cottage, $10 batteries & toothpaste


No spend days 13/20

Key:

No spend
budgeted/necessary spending
frivolous/unbudgeted spending
post #619 of 662
01.. $7.50 ECHO museum pass
02.. $31 white noise machine, ice cream
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05.. $27 pictures from Costco
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09.. $10.97 baby stickers and pictures
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13.. $10.76 scrapbooking adhesive
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20.. $32 workout shorts
21.. $5.42 Burger King
22.. $12 dinner at restaurant
23.. $6 bagel shop, $10.50 plastic animals
24.. $13 diapers, $2 coffee
25.. $53 fair tickets, $8 mp3 downloads
26.. $54 Isis pants, $21 pewter earrings
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My goals:

18/20 No Spend Days
Tally of evil: $274.92


Two days left in this month and I need two more days to reach my No Spend goal.

There is nothing I need to buy that can't wait two days, right? Must be strong.
post #620 of 662
1: : $5 lunch & 6.80 organizer thing and frozen juice concentrate
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4: :3.00 & 38.95 sis's birthday gift & 9.79 organizer & : .97 candy for me
5: 3.01 ice cream for dad . . . he just had surgery
6: 63.27 at Target - underwear for hubby and some baby stuff . . . 13 dollars worth is going back tomorrow . . . was it necessary? I don't know I think so
7: + 12.70 returns at Target
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9: : 62.85
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11: : 3.66 lunch and soda at work
12: 250 exactly . . . won't get into it but it was all budgeted (although not fun)
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14: : 1.94 food and 1.25 soda at work . . . I've got to get on the ball! I'm doing a horrible job bringing my lunch this week and it's only monday!!! Also 9.79 on a micro SD card - not planned for but a GREAT deal (1G) and I will use it : 30.18
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18: : 7.72 on food and a drink at work . . . my friday/payday treat. 46.45 on clothes for my son. They grow like freaking weeds.
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20: : 2.00
21: : 3.89 on a chocolate bar and candy . . . skittles were on sale for .30!!!
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23: + 21.20 in returns at Target
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25: tons that I haven't even added up yet! We did get basically all of the baby stuff, though. I'll add it up very soon but I think today's total was around 500. That includes a : 15.00 lunch.
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28: : & : 4.28 snacks
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Truly no spend!
: Groceries
Necessary or planned spending
: unnecessary spending
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