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- No Spend
- Planned Spend
- Savings (couponing)
- Unplanned Spend
- All meals eaten at home or shared with friends/family but didn't cost us anything
- Ate outside of the house (unplanned)
-Exercise Day
-No Driving
- Used cloth diapers
- hang clothes on line
- Decluttered stuff out of the house
- took Iron supplement & Vitamins
- DS sleeping in his room

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12 planned eat out for DH’s Birthday…we went to Chick fil-a! The high price celebrations of the unemployed..


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9 - - took car in for oil change and had engine flushed. $50 more than expected. BUT groceries came in under budget. So not too bad.
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Kate, WOHM to 2 boys and DH my super SAHP. We are spenders not very good savers. Impulse buying and fast food are our weaknesses.

Key:
= No Spend
= Budgeted Spending
= unplanned spending
= unplanned emergency spending
= days biked to work

April

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2- $114.00 goodwill for clothes for boys. lunch out
3 - $20 new pass for the local dump
4 - $20 for easter goodies
5 -
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9 -
10 - $27 for rent of a chainsaw
11 - birthday spending at REI & Target for bike gear
12 -
13-

Goals:
Eat out (dinner or lunch):1/2
Groceries: $000/$500
Extra for CC: 0/$200
No Spend days: 8/20

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no spend day =
no drive day =
budgeted spending =
unbudgeted spending =

1=missing ingredients for dinner caused a grocery run
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6= fell sick again and bought lunch and dinner instead of cooking
7= snack for church meeting
8= took the car into the shop for what I thought would be a simple leaky hose but it turned out to be a major issue
9= ended up having to spend the night in the city while they figured out if they could get my car fixed quickly or not, had a free place to stay but had to buy lunch
10=, things have gotten a bit out of hand...
11= FINALLY!
12=
13= , took the kids for food after swimming lessons
14= took the dog to the vet

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Weekends derail me.

Weekends are only 8 days...I'm going to keep focusing on the other 22 days of the month.

01.. sos
02.. sos
03.. --- $14 snacks out with my daughter, Latte from starbucks
04.. sos
05.. sos
06.. sos $10.55 McDonald's
07.. sos
08.. sos
09.. sos
10.. --- $28 Fancy shoes for my daughter
11.. --- $4 snacks
12.. sos
13.. sos $50 LLBean backpack and two lunchboxes
14..
15..

Goals for April

1. 10/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 8/20 No Spend Days

 

 

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took the kids for food after swimming lessons.
Kids are always starving after swimming. I spent $6 on bagels today for my crowd after we went hiking. But I think I'm not going to count that against me because I think of food as necessary. I know, I know...I could have spent less on something from home. But I'm still letting it slide. Hungry children can be very persuasive.

 

 

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Goals for the Month of April
1. No unplanned spending: 13/30
2. No eating out that isn't already planned for: 12/28
3. Bring in extra money from my business: 0%
4. 450 items decluttered: 26/450
5. 13 days with exercise in them: 7/13

Key:
- No Spend or only planned spending
- Unplanned Spend
- All meals eaten at home or shared with friends/family but didn't cost us anything
- Planned eating out
- Ate outside of the house (unplanned)
- Decluttered stuff out of the house
- Exercise

Apr 11:
Apr 12:
Apr 12: (didn't get to the gym today so instead I did pilates for the first time... holy cow I can feel it ) x 4

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no spend/ budgeted spending
unnecessary/ unbudgeted spending
hung laundry to dry

Goals for April
no spend days 9/20
eating out 1/3
hung laundry to dry 3/10


1.
2. ordered our homeschool curriculum for next year. I'm putting this here preemptively to encourage me to NOT SPEND when I go out later
3. $50 bread, eggs for dying, and the last of the Easter baskets things at WalMart
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5.
6. ordered the last of the things I need for DS1's dinosaur party, was able to stay under budget AND found an online coupon code to save on shipping, also ordered our sunblock/ bug spray for the year~ unprepared for how DS1's soccer practice being at 5:30pm would affect us and got McD's for dinner.
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8. ordered our math curriculum for next year, excited to get started planning next year's schooling
9. $15 on quick grocery trip
10. $$ at Costco, major grocery shop, overspent a bit on some snacks
11. $$ at party store. I only needed 1 thing, invitations, but of course the WHOLE family was w/ me, and DH saw a bunch of stuff he thought would be *great* for DS1's party : So we spent more than I planned on things I don't think we really needed
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13.

I'm pretty proud of myself. Soccer practice was today and I made sandwiches before we left. Packed a bag w/ them and some juice boxes and everyone ate on the way to practice. Didn't have to stop for dinner Now they're snacking on some banana and relaxing instead of shoveling fast food in their mouths.

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04/01
04/02
04/03
04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10 Icing spatula, hole punch & cotton candy $6.47
04/11
04/12
04/13

$6.47 Frivolously spent
12/20 No-spend days
13/30 Not buying clothes for my kids days
$59.54/$100 Son's birthday (this is for everything, including gifts & food. I can do this!)
6/10 Loads of laundry hung out to dry
$154.38/$500.00 Groceries

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- no spend day
- made a credit card payment
- allowed meal out/take out
- meal out/take out outside of planned $ and # of meals
- earned money/gift card from completing a survey

1st-
2nd- , -$8320 towards credit cards
3rd- -$13.10 Wendy's, spent $55 on birthday gifts
4th-
5th- -$5 gift card to CVS from surveys -$25 mexican takeout
6th-
7th-
8th- -$25 on pizza, spent $1.99 on a show from itunes
9th- , -check for $5.80 from surveys
10th-
11th- bought necessary household items (paper products, cleaning supplies)
12th-
13th--$17 on dinner - gyros - forgot to use a coupon

Totals for the month:
8/17 no spend days
$8320/$8800 credit card payments
4/6 meals out/take out
$80.10/$100 money spent on meals out/take out
$10.80/$10 money/gift cards earned from surveys

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Monthly Goals:
- rebuild Emergency Fund (had to dip into partially in March)
- get Debt Snowball Rolling again
- as many NO Spend days as possible
- Less than $500 Grocery budget this month. As of 4/13 $192.55

No Spend:
Planned Spend:
Unplanned Spend:

4/1:
4/2:
4/3:
4/4: got Starbucks $7.65
4/5:
4/6: [organic food box delivery day $101]
4/7:
4/8:
4/9:
4/10: (a few household items)
4/11:
4/12:
4/13: [food delivery day $73.90]
4/14:
4/15: [Tax Day and Pay Day]
4/16:
4/17:

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No Driving
Budgeted Spending/Necessities/Thought Over Purchase
Unnecessary Spending
: Exercise Day

April 1st- :
April 2nd- so not thrilled I spent money today, but dd did truly need some clothes, got great deals and stayed within a reasonable amount
April 3rd- was a bit of and
April 4th-
April 5th-7th- ON VACATION, x3
April 8th-
April 9th- $270 Vet bill for sick dog otherwise
April 10th- Ate Dinner Out
April 11th- if I don't buy more groceries for the next 10 days like planned Spent a ton at the grocery store, but shopped for more days than usual
April 12th-
April 13th- Not budgeted for but spend money at Dave Ramsey Live last night on the kids kit, and a few other things. We will use them and I am so excited after last night so I am giving yesterday a

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9 - - took car in for oil change and had engine flushed. $50 more than expected. BUT groceries came in under budget. So not too bad.
10 -
11 -
12 -
13 - - had to go to the grocery store for just a couple of things, still well within weekly food budget.

Haven't bought lunch or breakfast because of failure to pack all month! It CAN be done! Who knew?!?!

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Oooh...I wanted to stop at McDonald's for lunch today. But then I thought of ya'll and I didn't want to put that on here. So I'm clean today.

01.. sos
02.. sos
03.. --- $14 snacks out with my daughter, Latte from starbucks
04.. sos
05.. sos
06.. sos $10.55 McDonald's
07.. sos
08.. sos
09.. sos
10.. --- $28 Fancy shoes for my daughter
11.. --- $4 snacks
12.. sos
13.. sos $50 LLBean backpack and two lunchboxes
14.. sos
15..

Goals for April

1. 11/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 9/20 No Spend Days

 

 

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No Driving
Budgeted Spending/Necessities/Thought Over Purchase
Unnecessary Spending
: Exercise Day

April 1st- :
April 2nd- so not thrilled I spent money today, but dd did truly need some clothes, got great deals and stayed within a reasonable amount
April 3rd- was a bit of and
April 4th-
April 5th-7th- ON VACATION, x3
April 8th-
April 9th- $270 Vet bill for sick dog otherwise
April 10th- Ate Dinner Out
April 11th- if I don't buy more groceries for the next 10 days like planned Spent a ton at the grocery store, but shopped for more days than usual
April 12th-
April 13th- Not budgeted for but spend money at Dave Ramsey Live last night on the kids kit, and a few other things. We will use them and I am so excited after last night so I am giving yesterday a
April 14th-

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Just a little update here. I haven't been keeping up here, but I found a notebook (stuffed in my book shelf rather than buying one ) and have been using that to write down every single little thing that I spend money on. I have found it actually a bit easier to keep track, and also a little less intimidating than writing it all out here. I just sort of feel a little funny putting financial info out here, so am doing it in my book. It is such an eye opener, and I think I am going to try to keep it up for a few months at least to try to see trends and also just to keep myself accountable.

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[QUOTE=FillingMyQuiver;15295435]Key:
no spend/ budgeted spending
unnecessary/ unbudgeted spending
hung laundry to dry

Goals for April
no spend days 11/20
eating out 1/3
hung laundry to dry 4/10


1.
2. ordered our homeschool curriculum for next year. I'm putting this here preemptively to encourage me to NOT SPEND when I go out later
3. $50 bread, eggs for dying, and the last of the Easter baskets things at WalMart
4.
5.
6. ordered the last of the things I need for DS1's dinosaur party, was able to stay under budget AND found an online coupon code to save on shipping, also ordered our sunblock/ bug spray for the year~ unprepared for how DS1's soccer practice being at 5:30pm would affect us and got McD's for dinner.
7.
8. ordered our math curriculum for next year, excited to get started planning next year's schooling
9. $15 on quick grocery trip
10. $$ at Costco, major grocery shop, overspent a bit on some snacks
11. $$ at party store. I only needed 1 thing, invitations, but of course the WHOLE family was w/ me, and DH saw a bunch of stuff he thought would be *great* for DS1's party : So we spent more than I planned on things I don't think we really needed
12.
13.
14.

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have been using that to write down every single little thing that I spend money on.
That's what I do too, Kim. I have a little composition notebook (tiny) that fits in my wallet and I keep it next to the money. So everytime I take out money -- there is the book.

 

 

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My bookclub is meeting at a restaurant tonight so I'll be spending money. But I'm still going to work on staying out of stores today.


01.. sos
02.. sos
03.. --- $14 snacks out with my daughter, Latte from starbucks
04.. sos
05.. sos
06.. sos $10.55 McDonald's
07.. sos
08.. sos
09.. sos
10.. --- $28 Fancy shoes for my daughter
11.. --- $4 snacks
12.. sos
13.. sos $50 LLBean backpack and two lunchboxes
14.. sos
15.. sos $$$$ dinner out with my bookies

Goals for April

1. 12/30 Stay Out of Stores (sos)
2. 9/20 No Spend Days

 

 

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5: ($33 on "stuff"- caulking, door stops, helmet for DS)
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12: ($7.05 on treats and silicone caulking)
13: ($3.00 tea and cookies on the road)
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Un-budgetted spending: $88.08
*spent $1-3 of "budget leftovers"

I've never tracked all this floating away money so carefully. It's crazy how it all adds up!

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1 $20 lunch with my sister ~ this was planned however not necessary
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8 $20 skirts
9 $9 lunch, $14 water bottles for school fundraiser
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13 $22 take out for the girls and I (dh was away for work)
14 $5 necklaces and flip flops for dd1's retro day at school


9/20 No Spend Days
Frivolous Spending: $90
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9 - - took car in for oil change and had engine flushed. $50 more than expected. BUT groceries came in under budget. So not too bad.
10 -
11 -
12 -
13 - - had to go to the grocery store for just a couple of things, still well within weekly food budget.
14 - - Had to take little one to doctor, bought some juice, medication for him. Not planned for, but the $ was there and I'm glad it seemed to help him some.

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My key:
no spend day=
unnecessary spending=
no driving=
eat at home=
Used cloth diapers=

Goals:
1. Only go shopping/errands 0/8
2. Stretch out FS money=$0/$514
3. no eating out for lunches this month 0/0
4. major clean (and keep clean) 1 room per week, getting ready for baby's arrival 0/4


Sun 11th-
goals=
1. 3/8
2. $239.71/$514
3.
4. nope, too tired 6/4

Mon 12th- -ate at Wendys for lunch-$6.23, overspent for son's b-day presents
goals=
1. 4/8
2. $373.61/$514
3.
4. nope, too tired 6/4

Tue 13th- -$35.21 (food stamp money)-pregnancy cravings
goals=
1. 5/8
2. $408.79/$514
3.
4. nope, too tired 6/4

Wed 14th- -$42.24-hubby's energy drinks-needed but... and summer socks for me and a new (but on clearance) take home outfit for baby girl
goals=
1. 6/8
2. $459.31/$514
3.
4. nope, too tired 6/4-mostly straightening up

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no spend day =
no drive day =
budgeted spending =
unbudgeted spending =

1=missing ingredients for dinner caused a grocery run
2=
3=
4=
5=
6= fell sick again and bought lunch and dinner instead of cooking
7= snack for church meeting
8= took the car into the shop for what I thought would be a simple leaky hose but it turned out to be a major issue
9= ended up having to spend the night in the city while they figured out if they could get my car fixed quickly or not, had a free place to stay but had to buy lunch
10=, things have gotten a bit out of hand...
11= FINALLY!
12=
13= , took the kids for food after swimming lessons
14= took the dog to the vet
15=
16=

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04/04
04/05
04/06
04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10 Icing spatula, hole punch & cotton candy $6.47
04/11
04/12
04/13
04/14 $2.10 outfit for DS, $6.50 diapers for ds (I forgot to bring enough cloth dipes from home! Grrrr!
04/15

$15.07 Frivolously spent
13/20 No-spend days
14/30 Not buying clothes for my kids days
$61.64/$100 Son's birthday (this is for everything, including gifts & food. I can do this!)
6/10 Loads of laundry hung out to dry
$202.38/$500.00 Groceries

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April 1st- :
April 2nd- so not thrilled I spent money today, but dd did truly need some clothes, got great deals and stayed within a reasonable amount
April 3rd- was a bit of and
April 4th-
April 5th-7th- ON VACATION, x3
April 8th-
April 9th- $270 Vet bill for sick dog otherwise
April 10th- Ate Dinner Out
April 11th- if I don't buy more groceries for the next 10 days like planned Spent a ton at the grocery store, but shopped for more days than usual
April 12th-
April 13th- Not budgeted for but spend money at Dave Ramsey Live last night on the kids kit, and a few other things. We will use them and I am so excited after last night so I am giving yesterday a
April 14th-
April 15th- Bought a pair of clippers to do the dogs hair- cost $34- cost of the groomer for both of them ONCE $86!! So, money saved! Bought a new salad spinner, mine completely broke, and I use one all the time- so necessity in my book.

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Goals for April
no spend days 12/20
eating out 1/3
hung laundry to dry 4/10


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2. ordered our homeschool curriculum for next year. I'm putting this here preemptively to encourage me to NOT SPEND when I go out later
3. $50 bread, eggs for dying, and the last of the Easter baskets things at WalMart
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6. ordered the last of the things I need for DS1's dinosaur party, was able to stay under budget AND found an online coupon code to save on shipping, also ordered our sunblock/ bug spray for the year~ unprepared for how DS1's soccer practice being at 5:30pm would affect us and got McD's for dinner.
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8. ordered our math curriculum for next year, excited to get started planning next year's schooling
9. $15 on quick grocery trip
10. $$ at Costco, major grocery shop, overspent a bit on some snacks
11. $$ at party store. I only needed 1 thing, invitations, but of course the WHOLE family was w/ me, and DH saw a bunch of stuff he thought would be *great* for DS1's party : So we spent more than I planned on things I don't think we really needed
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Yesterday was payday. I can feel the money slipping through my fingers today!
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1 $20 lunch with my sister ~ this was planned however not necessary
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8 $20 skirts
9 $9 lunch, $14 water bottles for school fundraiser
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13 $22 take out for the girls and I (dh was away for work)
14 $5 necklaces and flip flops for dd1's retro day at school
15 coffee $1

9/20 No Spend Days
Frivolous Spending: $91
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My key:
No Spend
No Driving
Budgeted Spending/Necessities/Thought Over Purchase
Unnecessary Spending
: Exercise Day

April 1st- :
April 2nd- so not thrilled I spent money today, but dd did truly need some clothes, got great deals and stayed within a reasonable amount
April 3rd- was a bit of and
April 4th-
April 5th-7th- ON VACATION, x3
April 8th-
April 9th- $270 Vet bill for sick dog otherwise
April 10th- Ate Dinner Out
April 11th- if I don't buy more groceries for the next 10 days like planned Spent a ton at the grocery store, but shopped for more days than usual
April 12th-
April 13th- Not budgeted for but spend money at Dave Ramsey Live last night on the kids kit, and a few other things. We will use them and I am so excited after last night so I am giving yesterday a
April 14th-
April 15th- Bought a pair of clippers to do the dogs hair- cost $34- cost of the groomer for both of them ONCE $86!! So, money saved! Bought a new salad spinner, mine completely broke, and I use one all the time- so necessity in my book.
April 16th- Forgot 2 things at the store yesterday (but I did stick to my list today), and forgot to get dh's cousin a birthday present

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