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post #161 of 540
01.. $74 babysitter and latte
02.. $10.29 Wendy's
03..
04.. :
05.. $13 baked goods for playgroup
06.. $130 two shirts and two nursing tank tops
07..
08..
09..
10..

Goals:
2/20 No Spend Days
1/10 Let the Car Rest Days :

Clothing is something I usually count as a necessity, but really these things were just pretty. I could have gotten along without them.

But it is going to be a looooong winter in Vermont and I'm going to want nursing tank tops when it comes time to lift up my sweater for the baby.

Sometimes you need pretty.
post #162 of 540
9/1 :
9/2 :
9/3 :
9/4 : Gas $40 /Groceries ~$36
9/5 :
9/6 :


No spend
Budget spend
Over spend
post #163 of 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom View Post
Sometimes you need pretty.
Indeed!
post #164 of 540
1: WOULD have been a no spend day . . . until we realized the car seat we had bought didn't fit and I had to go out and spend 31.84 on another one (luckily I had some gift cards).
2: : 24
3: Baby boy born!!!
4:
5:
6:

Truly no spend
Budgeted or necessary spending
: Unnecessary spending
: Groceries
post #165 of 540
Yay! Not only no-spend, but I got a $40 check in the mail for a rebate I'd nearly forgotten about, and sold $35 worth of stuff on on the TP. I'll have to pay probably $15 of that in shipping, but still, $20 is $20, you know?

Sept 1:
Sept 2: $7 lunch
Sept 3: $29 shipping; $7 breakfast/coffee
Sept 4:
Sept 5: $16 shipping
Sept 6:
post #166 of 540
01 - $12.71 at Arby's for dinner while on the road, $44.08 for gas
02 - : $26.31 in groceries
03 - :
04 - :
05 - $13.50 for pizza
06 - $13.01 for scrapbooking supplies, : $36.28 for groceries


Legend
: = groceries
= no spend
: = no drive
= budgeted spending
= unnecessary spending

Goals
- 2/15 no spend days
- $62.59/$300 on groceries
- 1 no drive day per week
- 4/15 no eat-out days
post #167 of 540
Grocery shopping today, but I think we're set for the week (we *should* be!). Maybe I'll have to spend $10 midweek for fruit? The two purses on ebay weren't necessary, but oh well, what's done is done.

1. No spend, No drive
2. $1140 Rent (1/2 was mine), $311 daycare (both budgeted for)
3. $13 Boston Mkt (cash), $70 gas (both budgeted)
4. $3.80 Wendy's (gc) $16 market for fresh fruit and tofu
5. No spend! Yay! Well, $6 on MUCH NEEDED ice cream. Cash, so ok.
6. 17.99 on two purses from ebay. , 13 Super Fresh, 81 Trader Joe's.

Tally:
109/400 groceries
70 gas

Money Made:
2. $52 on ebay
3. Return to endless for shoes that fell apart, $31.95
5. Return shirt, $13


Acceptable Spending:
1. Oil Change
2. Dishwasher Soap
3. Keyboard to fix laptop so I can sell it.
4. Two more glass containers for kids' lunches ~$10
5. Postage to send pkgs.
post #168 of 540
B-day party shopping today, quite reasonable...new headlight for our Subaru that seems to eat them...nothing particularly fun (well, b-day stuff will be fun tomorrow, after I actually prep all the food and bake the cakes for our 45 guests - thank goodness we are hosting at an apple orchard, so I do not have to clean too) or frivolous...

Sept. 1:
Sept. 2:
Sept. 3:
Sept. 4:
Sept. 5:
Sept. 6:

Kim :

GOALS:
* Less than $50 in frivolous spending: month to date $0
* At least 25 days (no spend or spending w/in budget): 6/25
* Pack snacks/water for outings: 6/31
* NO library fines: month to date $0
* Stay within grocery/eating out budget: $224.21/$500
* ORGANIZE/declutter (lack of organization = spending): 6/25
* Exercise (feeling good = decreased emotional spending): 4/25
* Meal plan created: 0/4 weeks
* Sell rental house by 10/31/08: SIGNED P&S ON 9/2!!!!!!!!!!!
post #169 of 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by allborntogrow View Post
3: Baby boy born!!!
4:
5:

Michael was born at 2:14 am on 9/3! Having a new baby and not leaving the house is a great way to have no spend days!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to the world little one!

Kim :
post #170 of 540
september 6 - grocery shopping for 1.5-2 weeks $350 (there were a bunch of non food items we needed too, like a new toaster oven
post #171 of 540
Sept 120.88-lunch out (aniversary outing)
sept 2coffee 4.50,futon for dd 29.00
sept 3no spend
sept 4haircuts 22.00
sept 5groceries 17.00,gas 25.00 (bugeted)
sept 6no spend/no drive


September Goals
No unbudget spend days goal 15/30, /30
No Drive Days goal: 7/30,0/30
No frivolous spending over 100 actual: 25.38/100
Sold items 15/50
Thrift/HB kit items: 29.00/20
Decluttering/organizing 20 min day2/24
Grocery budget 17.00/370.00
Baked/home cooking:0/10
Study/Daven daily 0/15

August Goals
No unbudget15/30,No Drive,7/30, 102.00/100Sold items 67/50
Thrift/HB kit items: 18.70/20,Decluttering/organizing 20 min day 14/24
Grocery budget 397.72/350.00 ,Baked/bulk cooking:6/10 Study/Daven daily goal 7/15

July Goals:Awesome!:
No unbudget spend days goal 17/30 +2,No Drive Days goal:11/30+1
No frivolous spending93.56/100 7.00 under!, Grocery budget 341.73/375-30.00 UNDER
post #172 of 540
1st
2nd
3rd : $164 speeding ticket
$141.75 budgeted household/clothing/grocery items
4th
5th I paid bills today. Fun! Well, not really, but at least I did not have any unbudgeted spending!
6th:
$92 for groceries (I round up)
$13.00 for health items
$50 for BIL’s Christmas present (one down, 8 to go!!)
$37 Date Night


Key:
No spend:
Spend :
Budgeted Spending
post #173 of 540
5th, 1/21
6th, 2/21 (I almost gave in today on a shirt that was 3.99 and almost gave into Starbucks, too, but I didn't! )

_______
=NO SPEND DAY
=BUDGETED/ALLOWED SPEND
=UNNECESSARY SPEND
post #174 of 540
Sept 1~ :
Sept 2~ $30.52 gas and lunch
Sept 3~ :
Sept 4~ :
Sept 5~ :
Sept 6~ $153.76 groceries
$17.00 lunch, coffee, smoothies
$17.99 magazine subscription (i have been saving for this by selling on ebay...i finally made enough)


no spend
no drive :
post #175 of 540
9/1 - $71.75 cheesemaking supplies (not really necessary for survival, but replaces high cost store-bought dairy, so counting as extra expense). Stayed home all day and ate at home.

9/2 - Extra groceries $10 (OJ & cottage cheese b/c I was sick). Did eat all meals at home. Limited driving (grocery on way home from school.)

9/3 - NO SPEND, ate at home, and limited driving, too!

9/4 - : Budgeted spending on groceries. Had a meal plan, checked the ads for best prices, hit the Farmer's Market for fresh, unsprayed fruits and veggies! Didn't buy anything off the list and stayed waaay w/n my budget for the week!! All meals/snacks from home, too! Searched gasprices.com for cheapest gas along my route and saved almost $.20/gal.

9/5 - No spend, no eating out, no drive!

9/6 - No spend, no eating out... we ended up meeting at my sister's house for a cookout, so we managed to not spend or eat at a restaurant, while still visiting with my brother!


Meeting my Goals:
3/18 No Spend
6/28 Eating at home
2/5 No drive days
2/15 no drive besides to/from school (and strictly along the way stops)
post #176 of 540
9.1: $20 groceries, $60 gas
9.2: $54 groceries + plus paid many of our Sept bills online, $11 @ Dollar Store on coloring books/paper for girls... unnecessary since they have some already!
9.3:
9.4: -$3 on shake at gym since I forgot to eat breakfast before a 2 hour workout.
9.5: - $22 groceries (before coupons/store sales:65.68!!!)
9.6: - $97 groceries @ Costco, $54-gas, $20-clothes for girls

__________________________________________________ _______
=NO SPEND DAY
=BUDGETED SPEND
=UNNECESSARY SPEND

I'm going to aim for:
1 /18 no spend days.
$193/400.00 on food.
3/16 days to the gym=32 hours of exercise! Hopefully drop 10 pounds!
$700.00/$400.00 to savings. 9.2.08 tx'd 700.00 to savings! Now to not have to use it!
$3520.00/2500.00 to debt reduction!!!
/1 Eating Out
Total Unnecessary spending = $14
post #177 of 540
We went shopping for my son's birthday party today. We took out the cash we had budgeted and only used cash for our purchases. We came in WAY under budget. Woo hoo!
post #178 of 540
01.. $74 babysitter and latte
02.. $10.29 Wendy's
03..
04.. :
05.. $13 baked goods for playgroup
06.. $130 two shirts and two nursing tank tops
07.. :
08..
09..
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13..
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15.. PAYDAY!!!!

Goals:
3/20 No Spend Days
2/10 Let the Car Rest Days :
post #179 of 540
My key:
:=grocereries
=anything else deemed necessary. gas, health and beauty products
=not necessary
=no money left my hands at all

9/1-
9/2- $42.21 on Desperate Housewives Season 4 (down from $50) and a gelato from Liquid hwy.
9/3- $50 gas and $2.58 Paperback Swap obligation. : $14 lunch for the week.
9/4-
9/5-
9/6- $15 CVS Aspirin and Razor with xtra blade, $2.65 Panera Bread
9/7-
post #180 of 540
Quote:
Michael was born at 2:14 am on 9/3! Having a new baby and not leaving the house is a great way to have no spend days!!!
: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :

How did I miss that? I'm so happy for you!!!!

And yes, my best no-spend ever was in June when Mary was born. I just sat at home and stared happily at my baby. That puts that whole shopping thing in perspective, eh?
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