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#181 of 413 Old 09-08-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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So tired and stressed out today. I stopped for ice cream on the way home today and don't really feel all that badly about it. Once in a while, I feel like I need a treat. It is just when the treats are happening daily, or more than once a day that they need to be reeled in. I *almost* bought more fleece at JoAnn's for DS's Halloween costume, but it is going on sale on Sunday and I will be out that way anyway, so I am going to wait.


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2. $1.07 Redbox DVD (hung laundry out today!)
3. $.75 on a bottle of water. I forgot my EBT card at home and had to pay cash.
4. $3.19 on garbage bags, used dryer and didn't use up any canned goods. *sigh*
5. $11.50 at JoAnn's, $1 at McDonald's, $2.14 Redbox DVD
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8. $2.14 ice cream treats for DS and for me.
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3/20 no spend days
2/10 stay home days
13/30 Cans of stockpile food eaten
create and start using an envelope system *my first payday is 9/16, so I plan to start this on that day!*
7/30 not use the dryer (actually haven't used it at all in over a month already
5/25 not use the a/c (my apartment is obscenely hot upstairs)

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1: $80 household (PTA membership, School lunches, gift)
2: NS
3: food out $8, travel $97 (yikes)
4: food out $10
5: food out $7
6: gas $32, food out $16, household (gift) $25, groceries $116
7: yarn $9 - unplanned but necessary to finish the poncho I'm knitting for DD1

8: No Spend - yippee! I think this thread is really helping me be motivated. Volunteered at both kids' schools, got some housecleaning done, now the girls have a neighbor friend over and we are home for the rest of the day. Tomorrow's goal is to get a bit of exercise (yoga or walk) and stay away from stores and coffeeshops.

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Goals:
2/20 No-spend days
116/600 groceries
41/100 food out
2/10 Exercise days
1/4 Grocery shop 1 day/week only. No extra trips to stores.
0/0 No clothing purchases for me or kids
0/$500 in savings
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Grocery shopping last night. Full fridge and we should be good for a week, maybe less. We get paid on the 17th and I'll refill the grocery money then, but for now we are good.


Sept 4 --
Sept 5 --
Sept 6 -- 6.00 parking
Sept 7 --
Sept 8 --
Sept 9

Remaining grocery money -- 85.81

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1: $94 diapers
2: $38 eating out
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5: family went to the fair,
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7: Target trip, but didn't get anything unneccessary
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Really wanted takeout today, but I made dinner here instead. Didn't totally hit the spot, but it filled the tummy and baby allowed it, so I'll take it.

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31. $86.47 groceries, $27.48 gas;
1. $18.75 groceries, 29.53 gas and ; but $1.05 ;
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3. $47 groceries and rent
4. The gas from Sept. 1st was enough to get us there and we brought snacks.
5. $30.58 gas
6. $19.93 total at a used book store
7. $64.25 groceries (this includes all food items, including what I needed to make the master tonic and the citrus for vitamin c that I hardly ever buy in or out of season; this will definitely make the rest of the month's grocery shopping v. difficult), but $28.81 supplements; otherwise, despite being sick: , and
8. $33.64 gas (this should last me for at least two weeks since we're not planning any road tips);

Tomorrow should be a no spend day, unless DH needs to fill up his car.

September Budget & Goals:
$217.52/$300 food (food budget dropped from $350 upon a revision of the food budget; I'm going to have to get on the pantry challenge thread)
1/0 eating out day
$48.74/$60 miscellaneous expenses (We'll have to do without hair cuts this month and I'll wait till the end of the month for the dry cleaning in case something else comes up. Oi)
$121.23/$300 gas

I actually ended up postponing paying one of our bills that I was planning on paying early in order to cover the Whole Foods trip.
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I think I got through the first three days or something.... then got out of the habit (it wasn't really a habit yet, anyway).

OK, I need to go look for receipts. I may have to delete the last few days & just pick up again tomorrow.
Forget about the last few days and start right now. You are 100% right, it is just about establishing the habit. Once you get in the habit of tracking it will come easier. Start up again today. We all skip days now and then.

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I have a sick child who won't be going to school this morning.

This may give me the first no-drive day of the month.

My plan is to stay home, cook up a batch of chicken soup, and clean my house.

We're adopting a cat tomorrow so I need to get our cat stuff out of the attic and get it set up for the newest family member. (Our last cat died in June so we don't need to purchase anything for his replacement. We have all the cat gear)

 

 

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31. $2 admission, $1.50 ice cream, $1.50 coffee, $4.75 meat on a stick, $3 bus fare, $22 ride wrist band

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2. $2 donation to museum, my dad bought all treats at the fair!
3. grocery $84 Not bad, got some fruit for dry for school treats
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5. $5 jacket at goodwill, $6 lunch out with mom, $90 two blue tooths, new web cam, web cam for MIL (didn't need the new webcam, but it was a great deal!), $17 groceries, $9 stamps, $2 new toothbrush
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9. planned grocery spending

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1. Spent the day with my sisters and only spent money that I had set aside in August for the day ($20.00). I also had enough left over from the $20.00 to cover supper with DH.
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3. Grocery shopping day. I spent more than normal for a two-week period but I'm trying to stock up for when the baby comes so I'm not too concerned.
4. Spent money. Didn't buy anything foolish...it just all added up to way more than I wanted it to.
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6. No stores were open so no money was spent. I think there should be a national holiday every week.
7. Just bought fuel today.
8. Some budgeted spending plus a treat for me because I was having a crummy day. Spent less than $22 on everything so my treat doesn't bother me.
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Key:
Complete No Spend Day:
No Unplanned Debit Card Use:
Budgeted Spending:

Tracking:
Complete No Spend Days: 3/10
No Unplanned Debit Card Use Days: 6/15
Dining Out: 1/10
Groceries: $134.87/$290.00

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Another no spend day!!
I also got in a good work-out>.

Meals Out: 0/2
Ice Cream 0/1
Week-Day Car Days 2/8
No-Spend 4/15
Budget $82.89/$400
Exercise 4/30

Unplanned Spending: $51.45

We may be going into town for a Costco trip on Friday. (We only make the trip about once a month at the very most and we haven't been since mid-July.) I will have to see how that impacts my spending for the month since it's likely that we won't go back for a couple months.

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1. No spend
2. $15.63 for groceries
3. DH out for lunch...hopefully under $10. Today or tomorrow will def. be a produce day here...we're down to one apple by way of fresh fruit! DH's lunch companion insisted on paying for lunch, no spend there! However, DH decided to spend about $14.00 on pre-viewed, on-sale DVDs.
4. App. $60.00 on groceries and $7.50 misc (storage bags, cleaning, etc.)
5. NS
6. NS
7. Dinner out - DH decided we were eating out to celebrate DS14 first day of high school. Had a BOGO coupon, so not as bad as it could've been.
8. NS
9. $20 student activity fee for DS, $20.50 in pulic transittickets/fares for DS, $12.00 in groceries
10. We'll see...we're out of laundry detergent, and I forgot eggs yesterday. So probably some small spending today.

4/8 no spend
~87.63/260 groceries
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Hi, I'm Lindsay. I'm jumping in late. We have a new house with a huge mortage, just moved in last month, and now OF COURSE some crazy money issues have come up... all will be resolved soon, but I need to keep my booty at home & keep my wallet CLOSED for the rest of September.

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0/10 no-spend days
0/15 eat-at-home days
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Ha- thought I was doing great on groceries this month, until I just now added it up, and realized I've used most of my grocery budget and still have to get through 3 more weeks this month! Aldi's it is for the rest of the month, apparently! That, and meal planning using what is in the pantry...

8/30 - $147 groceries
8/31 hung out at my mom's
9/1
2 Played in the creek with the kids- free!
3 Picked 3 free buckets of apples thanks to neighbor lady! Yummy, and a workout too!
4 $41 gasoline
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7 $56 groceries
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9 $149 groceries, $5 homeschool items, $1 spray bottle toy for DD
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Groceries $352 / $500
Gasoline $41 / $120
My fun money $9 (netflix) / $40
Kid clothing/items $1 / $40
Homeschool $5 / $10 (lots of free fall activities!!)
Gifts 0 / $20 (1-2 bday gifts this month)
Money paid to car loan!! 0 / $500
No spend days 7 / 20
Hang laundry out 5 / 10
Unplanned spend

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We are really trying to not spend unless we totally have to. We are saving for a Disneyland trip in November and need to come up with some big bucks before then. Im joining starting today
9th-So far so good, Skipped the latte that I really wanted and got out of buying DD a cookie. I am also babysitting tonight so that I can make 50 bucks!!
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Dang I can not keep up with this thread!

1: $2.67 book.
2: $11.03 for dinner. $29.76 for groceries. $50 in savings.
3: Took out $40 for weekend cash. Weekends are usually big spends for us so hopefully this will help. $25.59 @ Target, diapers (need) and tool (want). At least is was 1/2 off.
4: $25.66 for groceries.
5: no spend!
6: no spend!
7: $10.97 groceries, $5.43 dinner for me
8: $15.59, halloween shirt for ds and hanna andersson playdress w/ leggings that I couldn't resist. It won't fit until next year but super cute
9: $19.99 for book. I searched high and low for a better price. Dang.
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$66.39/350 groceries
$16.46 eating out
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Spent a couple of dollars to return a DVD I bought last month. Returning it will net $22, so the shipping was well spent.


Sept 4 --
Sept 5 --
Sept 6 -- 6.00 parking
Sept 7 --
Sept 8 --
Sept 9 -- 2.11 shipping

Remaining grocery money -- 85.81

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1: $280 Costco
2: $65 Groceries, $30 raincoat for DD
3: $15 HFS - sugar & teething tablets for DS
4: no spend
5: no spend
6: no spend
7: no spend
8: $74 groceries

464/500

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Pantry is well stocked but out of soy milk, butter, and can't think of a lunch for playdate I'm hosting tomorrow. If I have $110 left for 22 days and I shop on average every 5 days, that means I need to spend $25 or less today. Eep.
Clearly, this didn't work. I was doing the math in my head as I shopped and I hit $25 before I was even out of the produce section. I got some very reasonably priced meat and dairy to keep us fed for the week and spent about $5 pickles and mustard, which we were out of, because burgers are one of our standby quick meals. I did not buy unnecessary stuff we are out of, like caesar dressing and croutons, since they were not on sale, but did fall for some really great sales on organic staples like ketchup and olive oil. All in all though, the only true splurge was $2 for dessert tofu for DD. And I saved $15 by flyer reading/sale shopping, so that *seems* frugal, although one could argue that organic ketchup is never frugal.

Normally I spend about $120 every week for groceries = $600 over a month.
The past two weeks I have spent $80 and $74.
So it seems that I save $40/week by stocking the shelves at Costco.
Since I spent $280 the first week, it will take seven weeks to break even at this pace.

I am trying to determine the Costco effect here because although most of their prices are half, I have noticed a couple things eat into the savings:
1. Buying more expensive stuff. I often pick up organics or other minor splurges because they are a good deal.
2. Steady supply. Normally we run out of the good stuff after a few days, then wait it out until the weekly grocery trip. Things like dried fruit, crackers, cheese. With a large stock-up there's a continuous supply so they don't last as long.
3. Buying ridiculously large quantities, like 1 kg of peanut butter. It takes a long time for savings like that to really show up, since peanut butter is not a huge expense. Weekly purchases like cereal or expensive items like olive oil and coffee tend to effect the grocery bill in a more obvious way.

Based on yesterday's bill, it seems like the baseline - meat, veggies, fruit and dairy for one week is around $55. That will be my goal for next shopping trip.
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I am trying to determine the Costco effect here because although most of their prices are half, I have noticed a couple things eat into the savings:
1. Buying more expensive stuff. I often pick up organics or other minor splurges because they are a good deal.
2. Steady supply. Normally we run out of the good stuff after a few days, then wait it out until the weekly grocery trip. Things like dried fruit, crackers, cheese. With a large stock-up there's a continuous supply so they don't last as long.
3. Buying ridiculously large quantities, like 1 kg of peanut butter. It takes a long time for savings like that to really show up, since peanut butter is not a huge expense. Weekly purchases like cereal or expensive items like olive oil and coffee tend to effect the grocery bill in a more obvious way.
I have several Costco strategies that I use to make sure that Costco trips and stocking up in general do not cause us to go over our food budget. Before I figured this out, our food budget was off the charts specifically for the three reasons you quoted.

1. I canceled my membership. I found out that was the only way I could limit myself to how often I go there, otherwise I could go once a week and end up getting stuff I don't need. Now I go with my mom once or twice a month.

2. I made a very limited list of things that I can only buy significantly cheaper there and in quantities that would last us until the time I would buy that product (which wasn't always on the next Costco trip). Some things Costco carries that we would not be able to afford otherwise: cheese, for example, or bottled organic lemon juice that we put in our water. Other things just don't make sense even if they are cheaper: sour cream for our family. We will go through a container of sour cream in one or two weeks regardless of whether it is 3 lb or 1 lb.

3. I figured out exactly how long a product should last us and when we run out, oh well. I will buy Parmiaggiano Regiano once every three months. I buy four pounds of cheddar that lasts us a month for eating and cooking with (grilled cheese, grated in casseroles, etc). At first, I would cut the cheese into weekly portions in baggies. Now, I can just estimate.

4. I don't buy the same things on every trip. I stagger. So, I'll get household goods one trip (once again only if they are significantly cheaper: I don't coupon so some things like toilet paper and garbage bags really are much cheaper), then cheese and butter, then pantry items like peanut butter. I set a limit for each trip of around $50 and I don't go over that amount.

I think even with the membership fee we would still save money, that's really only a way to limit the number of trips I make. Before, I'd run in there if we were out of something like peanut butter, rather than rationing it out till the next trip.

Anyway, just my
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Easy day again. Worked all day, then went to our CSA farm for veggie pick up and stopped at the grocery store for cheapie frozen dinners as a treat and quick dinner.


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2. $1.07 Redbox DVD (hung laundry out today!)
3. $.75 on a bottle of water. I forgot my EBT card at home and had to pay cash.
4. $3.19 on garbage bags, used dryer and didn't use up any canned goods. *sigh*
5. $11.50 at JoAnn's, $1 at McDonald's, $2.14 Redbox DVD
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8. $2.14 ice cream treats for DS and for me.
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4/20 no spend days
2/10 stay home days
13/30 Cans of stockpile food eaten
create and start using an envelope system *my first payday is 9/16, so I plan to start this on that day!*
8/30 not use the dryer (actually haven't used it at all in over a month already
6/25 not use the a/c (my apartment is obscenely hot upstairs)

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31. $86.47 groceries, $27.48 gas;
1. $18.75 groceries, 29.53 gas and ; but $1.05 coffee ;
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3. $47 groceries and rent
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5. $30.58 gas
6. $19.93 lunch + book
7. $84.25 groceries, but $28.81 supplements; otherwise, despite being sick: , and
8. $33.64 gas;
9. Today should have been no spend and no drive. But, DH needed gas & then went to a coffee shop to work, and I was too tired to walk to my mom's twice and ended up taking Ladybug to the park so that we could both get some fresh air. So: ~$30 gas, but $4.24 coffee;

September Budget & Goals:
$237.52/$300 food (food budget dropped from $350 upon a revision of the food budget; I'm going to have to get on the pantry challenge thread. The biggest issue is that I am starting the GAPS diet and I'm worried about being able to do so on $300/month! For the rest of this month I'm only getting milk and eggs, although the season for getting cheap bulk salmon is almost over and I may have to "borrow" money from next month to get us our semi-annual fish order if the supplier gives us notice that the prices will be going up.)

3/0 eating out day (including coffee)

$52.98/$60 miscellaneous expenses (We'll have to do without hair cuts this month and I'll wait till the end of the month for the dry cleaning in case something else comes up.)

$151.23/$300 gas (at least one category isn't out of control one week into the month )
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1: $80 household (PTA membership, School lunches, gift)
2: NS
3: food out $8, travel $97 (yikes)
4: food out $10
5: food out $7
6: gas $32, food out $16, household (gift) $25, groceries $116
7: yarn $9 - unplanned but necessary to finish the poncho I'm knitting for DD1
8: NS

Big spendy day, did lots of shopping, all budgeted for.

Does anyone else try to get all their shopping/errands done in one day? Does this help you spend less?

This is new to me, but I'm thinking that if I can get all my shopping covered in one day each week, then I really have no reason to go to any stores for the rest of the week. It makes for a tiring day, though, especially for my 4 yo DD who went with me to Trader Joe's, QFC (like Kroger), Costco (to return something, not shop), the pharmacy, the craft store and a restaurant to buy yet another gift certificate (this time as a thank you for some very good family friends.) DD2 really was a trooper and didn't complain. And the good news, we should be stocked now on groceries for at least 7-9 days (I will try to make it to 9/17) and have no more reasons, at least that I can think of now, to shop for anything else until then, either. Maybe now I will start working on that exercise goal....

Anyway, here are today's numbers:
9: groceries $131, supplements and skin care stuff $40, household/gift $82

10:
11:

Goals:
2/20 No-spend days
247/600 groceries
41/100 food out
236/250 household
2/10 Exercise days
2/4 Grocery shop 1 day/week only. No extra trips to stores.
0/0 No clothing purchases for me or kids
0/$500 in savings
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1. I canceled my membership. I found out that was the only way I could limit myself to how often I go there, otherwise I could go once a week and end up getting stuff I don't need. Now I go with my mom once or twice a month.

2. I made a very limited list of things that I can only buy significantly cheaper there and in quantities that would last us until the time I would buy that product (which wasn't always on the next Costco trip). Some things Costco carries that we would not be able to afford otherwise: cheese, for example, or bottled organic lemon juice that we put in our water. Other things just don't make sense even if they are cheaper: sour cream for our family. We will go through a container of sour cream in one or two weeks regardless of whether it is 3 lb or 1 lb.

3. I figured out exactly how long a product should last us and when we run out, oh well. I will buy Parmiaggiano Regiano once every three months. I buy four pounds of cheddar that lasts us a month for eating and cooking with (grilled cheese, grated in casseroles, etc). At first, I would cut the cheese into weekly portions in baggies. Now, I can just estimate.

4. I don't buy the same things on every trip. I stagger. So, I'll get household goods one trip (once again only if they are significantly cheaper: I don't coupon so some things like toilet paper and garbage bags really are much cheaper), then cheese and butter, then pantry items like peanut butter. I set a limit for each trip of around $50 and I don't go over that amount.
These are awesome. I am totally going to try the baggies, especially with the cheese. DH may think he married a crazy woman.

Sometimes I think it doesn't matter where I shop for groceries, as long as it isn't the HFS. When I am at our neighborhood stores, I read the flyers, watch the sales, coupon, and buy conventional - hoping to get it for the same price as Superstore. When I am at Superstore, I buy organic and probably get suckered into the baby clothing department.
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Went out yesterday evening to pick up some household things-Lansinoh, light bulbs, and DH picked up a polo shirt and shorts on sale ($2.50 for the shorts and $3.74 for the shirt!) Total cost: $25.46

Costco today, it will be an average size stock-up trip, hopefully to last us for several months.

I did exercise yesterday too!

Meals Out: 0/2
Ice Cream 0/1
Week-Day Car Days 2/8
No-Spend 4/15
Budget $108.35/$400
Exercise 5/30

Unplanned Spending: $51.45

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1. Spent the day with my sisters and only spent money that I had set aside in August for the day ($20.00). I also had enough left over from the $20.00 to cover supper with DH.
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3. Grocery shopping day. I spent more than normal for a two-week period but I'm trying to stock up for when the baby comes so I'm not too concerned.
4. Spent money. Didn't buy anything foolish...it just all added up to way more than I wanted it to.
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6. No stores were open so no money was spent. I think there should be a national holiday every week.
7. Just bought fuel today.
8. Some budgeted spending plus a treat for me because I was having a crummy day. Spent less than $22 on everything so my treat doesn't bother me.
9. Used one of our budgeted eating out meals today. I did so much cleaning around the house that I was wiped last night. No chance of me cooking.
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Complete No Spend Day:
No Unplanned Debit Card Use:
Budgeted Spending:

Tracking:
Complete No Spend Days: 3/10
No Unplanned Debit Card Use Days: 7/15
Dining Out: 2/10
Groceries: $134.87/$290.00

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September
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8 - $2 for pizza slices (it was for charity, but still didn't need it)
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My Goals:

8/20 No Spend Days
Track Unnecessary spending $2
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We're getting our cat today, so that will be $75 for his adoption fee -- I know you can get cats for free if you hunt around, but we want this particular one and think that is money well-spent...but still, since you CAN get them for free, I'm going to count it as unnecessary spending.

01.. $4.99 Danish for party, SOS
02.. $45 fair food
03.. , SOS
04.. $5 Starbucks
05.. $5 Again with the Starbucks
06.. $17.50 Corn Dogs at the fair, SOS
07.. , SOS
08.. , SOS
09.. $14 Wendy's
10.. $75 cat
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3/20 No Spend Days
0/10 Let the Car Rest Days
6/20 Stay Out of the Stores SOS (this includes on-line shopping)

 

 

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re: Costco debate...I've been having that debate myself recently. We joined to save money, but we buy a LOT of stuff there that I wouldn't otherwise buy. Organic, gourmet, etc.

I do think Costco is cheaper for those items...but would I buy them at a regular grocery store? Would I even SEE them there?

re: shopping once a week. I'm trying to do that too. So far, not so good, but that is my GOAL.

 

 

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1: $280 Costco
2: $65 Groceries, $30 raincoat for DD
3: $15 HFS - sugar & teething tablets for DS
4: no spend
5: no spend
6: no spend
7: no spend
8: $74 groceries
9: no spend
10: $6 parking at dentist - First purchase on personal bank acct this month. Pretty good track record so far, but booooooo. Why do I have to blow it on something lame, instead of a double chocolate brownie w/ espresso?

464/500 joint account (household)
$6/0 personal account
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1.no-spend
2.35.87 groceries and household
3. $28 on gas
4. $40 at farmer's market $38.51 on cheesecake and baking supplies, $16.47 on alcohol for cooking and hubby's birthday and $31.84 on medicine for me and treats for hubby's birthday
5.$11.34 on alcohol at TJs $59.18 dinner out for hubby's b-day $54.74 on treat for hubby's b-day $6.56 at CVS for eyedrops, $2.80 on amazon (hubby purchase) $6.85, rolling tobacco for hubby (he buys this like 4 times a year)
6.$18.78 picnic food for beach day, $27.99 on Otterbox case (think toddlerproof) for my new (hand-me-down) I-phone.
7. no-spend
8.$30 dog food
9. no-spend
10. no-spend

We really went overboard for hubby's b-day

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Took friends out for pizza last night. A friend is going through some difficult medical stuff and it was a needed night out. The electric bill came in way under budget (yeah for line drying), so I had a bit extra in the budget.


Sept 4 --
Sept 5 --
Sept 6 -- 6.00 parking
Sept 7 --
Sept 8 --
Sept 9 -- 2.11 shipping, 23.31 pizza
Sept 10 --

Remaining grocery money -- 85.81

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