I don't think I have done this since my 2nd daughter was born and we are trying to save up money so Im going to start tracking again.
a. Who you are- Im Heather, SAHM to two girls, Elyse whos 2 and Alexandra whos 4 months old. We live in Okinawa, Japan where my husband has been stationed for 2 years almost. We have another year here and then we get to go back to the states.
b. Where you are going (your financial goals) We have a few big bills coming up- we have to pay road tax (kind of like registration back in the states) and JCI (its an inspection) our car. Road tax is around 200 and JCI will be anywhere from 500-buying a new car. We also are moving back to the states next April-July (we don't know exactly when) so we need to save money up for when we get back (cars, apartment, hotel costs etc)
c. How you plan to get there- Im taking over the finances this month since DH is having problems keeping up with them. Im going to probably do the envelop system (not sure, have to get support from DH for this). I really need to keep track of my food spending since I have been really bad about eating out. The baby isn't sleeping well (she sleeps in 20-60 minute stretches all day and night and then up for an hour or more) and my toddler is being a 2 year old so by dinner time Im exhausted. Im going to get some easy meals on hand again and start using my crockpot more.
Im starting to keep track tomorrow.
eta: I forgot to put my goals so I keep myself accountable.
0/250- Food budget
0/120- Household budget (we need to get bookcases since our books are still in boxes since we moved two years ago, its getting annoying having to go through a box every day to find the book Im looking for)
0\100- Personal spending- I need to start working on sewing a new wardrobe since mine is either too big, too small or maternity (which is both too big and kind of embarrassing to still have in my wardrobe)
0-5000 Yen- In town activities
~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005