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#121 of 494 Old 06-05-2008, 10:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Come on CrunchyBaby...we are waiting to meet you

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June 1 : $19.22 Lunch

June 2 No spend - If I ever needed a reason to save this would be it

June 3 : $26.36 for household items (ie contact solution, etc.)

June 4 : $23 work event


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No Spend Days - 1/20
Debt Payment $0/$400 (hoping for $650!)
Total Overspend: $68.58

Rachael ~ Wife to : DH ~ Son 4-24-07 ~ 6-24-08 ~ Daughter 7-22-09
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6/1 No spend
6/2 No spend
6/3 No spend
6/4 3.21 beverages out with dd
6/5 No spend
6/6
6/7
6/8

15/31
4/5
Grocery goal $300.00
6/2 $75.00
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01..
02..
03.. $7.07 Subway
04.. ,
05.. $7.80 School BBQ,

Goals:

3/20 No spend days
4/30 Fast Food Free days
2/10 Let the car rest days
$14.87/$100 Unnecessary Spending

 

 

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I'm very bad. I'm very, very bad. I will not buy more books. I will not buy more books.

Last night, I went out to buy a book (planned--I couldn't get it at the library). I made the mistake of taking the entire family along, and of course, everyone came home with a book. I also got a game for DS's birthday (planned for some time this month, though not necessarily yesterday). I think I'd better just stay out of bookstores for the rest of the month; they are definitely my downfall.

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unplanned spending :
planned spending
no spending
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06/01
06/02
06/03
06/04
06/05 $5.50 Swap shipping

Goals
4/21 No spend days
$5.50/$125 Unnecessary spending
$200/$300 Car repair bill.

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6/1:
6/2: $5.98 - had lunch out :
6/3:
6/4: $12.95 to return sling because it wasn't sized correctly
6/5:
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June 1 -
June 2 - Groceries $165
June 3 -
June 4 -



No spend days 3/20

Key:

No spend
budgeted/necessary spending
frivolous/unbudgeted spending
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1 - 69.66 birthday gifts (i'm OK with this spending) - count
2 - 5 library fees, 52.47 groceries
3 -
4 - 100 first tattoo (sentimental, personal design, b-day present) budgeted 60, 5.30 toys for dd, 5.07 food while out
5 -

goals:

23
grocery 300
pets 100

progress:

3
grocery 57.54/300
pet 0/100
misc 50.30
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6/1: $20 on cake for ds's bday party
6/2: $75 Target, $35 gas, $75 food, $65 medical bill
6/3: No Spend!
6/4: No Spend!
6/5: $44.74 on Father's Day gifts

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I think I'll be joining you all now...I just spent $62 to fill up my gas tank I am so scared I don't know how I am going to manage, but I guess this is good way to start.

6/5: $62 gas, $45 groceries & diapers

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6/1: Donated flowers for town hall $36/ Flowers for me $28.29
6/2:
6/3:
6/4:
6/5:


No Spend
Budget Spend
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June
06/03 : :
06/04
$6 grocery, $2 pizza
06/05 :

Goals:
  • $6/$130 Grocery/household
  • $0/$40 Gas
  • $0/$80 Dog (grooming, food, fleas stuff, etc.)
  • $2/$40 Social spending/eating out
  • $0/$40 CASA visits
  • $0/$30 At work eating
  • Spend tax return only on budgeted, major expenses (car, etc.)
  • 3/28 Save any/all possible receipts.
  • 2/18 no-spend days :
  • 1/10 Ride bike to work days :
  • 0/15 Bike rides with Brownie :

Key: := True No-Spend = In-Budget Spending = Un-budgeted but necessary := Budget Bust
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Must remember to return the library museum pass tomorrow to avoid late fees...

Kim

June 1:
June 2:
June 3: Library fines ($12.20)
June 4:
June 5:

GOALS:
* Less than $50 in frivolous spending: month to date $12.20
* At least 25 days (no spend or spending w/in budget): 4/25
* Pack snacks/water for outings: 5/30
* NO library fines: month to date $12.20
* Stay within grocery/eating out budget: $141.52/$500
* ORGANIZE/declutter (lack of organization = spending): 4/25
* Exercise (feeling good = decreased emotional spending): 4/25
* Meal plan created: 0.30/4 weeks
* Sell rental house by 8/31 - tenants out 6/30; push hard in July...
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Update. I sold a sling and I used the funds to buy something . It was a co-op for amber teething necklaces on my car-seat boards. I was planning on getting one sometime anyway. . .if that matters.


OH and REMIND me not to tell my mom about no-spend and pantry challenges. EVERY time I do her dooms day gene kicks in and tells me to buy all the food I can now because "by next year they will be rationing". She may be right and all, but I still want to pay off debt and I don't need doritos.

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6/1 $8 coffee
6/2
6/3
6/4
6/5

June Spending Goals:
No Spend days: 4/30
No etsy/DS/ebay: 5/30
Non-necessary Spending: 8/400
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ladies, help a girl out here. http://584blog.blogspot.com/2008/05/help-please.html

june 1:
june 2:
june 3:
june 4:
june 5:

week 1: 0$
40$ remaining for the month

(the budget is 75$/week for food, transportation, outings, etc, 100$ a month for clothes, gifts, craft stuff, etc)

march: 48% no-spend days
april: 56% no spend days
may: 52% no-spend
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1: : $10 lunch w/ sister
2:
3: 48.93 on hubby's early birthday present, 1.75 bus fare
4:
5: : & on some paper and wipes - total of 14.38



Truly no spend!
: Groceries
Necessary or planned spending
: unnecessary spending
$0/$450 budgeted baby spending
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May 31st: 279 for groceries (Last month but it was from this months budget)

June 1st: :
June 2nd: ::
June 3rd: 15.00 Ate at Taco Bell after appointment waiting for the labs to open. It was budgeted for.
June 4th: ::
June 5th: ::
June 6: Spent 50.00 on new plates and storage containers.. We budgeted for it

Personal spending: 0/$200
Grocery spending: $279/$400
Eat Out budget: 15/$30
Debt paid off: 0/600
Savings: 0/200

Budgeted spending
Unneeded/over budget spending
No Spending Goal: 4/20 days
: No drive day Goal 3/20
: Pack snacks/water for trips 6/30 Pack lunch for DH 5/20
Organizing days: 5/20
Exercise days: 5/25

Other Goals: Get a water filter instead of buying bottled water; Go through DD's toys and get rid/sale what she doesn't use; make a list of what we need and budget for new baby Finished yesterday; pay off 600.00 in debt; save at least 300; Exercise daily and start getting everything organized for the move.

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Well, I am not tracking budgeted spending. so far I have only day of spending not in budget- I went out to dinner and a movie with dh's family- girl night- now this was not planned and not really something I wanted to do- but in the interest of preserving family relationships I did- so that was $16.56. Otherwise we are doing very good with no spending. We have sold some stuff on ebay as well and will hopefully be posting more stuff this weekend. dh is working this Saturday to make some extra money as the motherboard on the desktop got fried- that should cover it's cost.

I know I will be be spending coming this tuesday as I am making a trip out of town I believe- we have la leche mettings and I haven't went in a few months to try and save the gas money, but I really want to go this time and visit my friends. So, I am going but packing a lunch.

Happily Married to my : 11 yrs- Mama to wild-eyed monkey boy 7-04, fiery little girl 4-07, and the happy smiley baby that sleeps 11-09!
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03.. $7.07 Subway
04.. ,
05.. $7.80 School BBQ,
06..

Goals:

4/20 No spend days
5/30 Fast Food Free days
2/10 Let the car rest days
$14.87/$100 Unnecessary Spending

No baby. Now I'm past due.

 

 

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Well, I am not tracking budgeted spending
I don't either. I just record stuff that is out of budget, not-necessary.

 

 

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6/5: $62 gas, $45 groceries & diapers
6/6: $23 farmers market, $51 Trader Joes (mostly planned spending)

Still working on my specific goals. I know I want to eat out less, but I think this month I may just roll with it all & see how it goes.

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06/01
06/02
06/03
06/04
06/05 $5.50 Swap shipping
06/06

Goals
5/21 No spend days
$5.50/$125 Unnecessary spending
$200/$300 Car repair bill.

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6/1: Donated flowers for town hall $36/ Flowers for me $28.29
6/2:
6/3:
6/4:
6/5:
6/6:


No Spend
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June 1 -
June 2 - Groceries $165
June 3 -
June 4 -
June 5 - $107 Shoes for dd1 & dd2, $4 Snacks after swimming, $13 Lunch, $54 sippy cups (got a good deal so I bought a bunch), $79 clothes for me and $135 groceries
June 6 -



No spend days 4/20

Key:

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Well, this week did not go quite as planned. However, I do notice that when I plan to have a no spend day, I don't spend very much even when I do end up having to spend. . . going for a no spend weekend!!!

1: : $10 lunch w/ sister
2:
3: 48.93 on hubby's early birthday present, 1.75 bus fare
4:
5: : & on some paper and wipes - total of 14.38
6: : 4.00 video rental, 4.25 on wine for my sister (who claims she will pay me back in a week), and 1.00 for parking when I went out to lunch with my dad - no big deal, he bought me lunch



Truly no spend!
: Groceries
Necessary or planned spending
: unnecessary spending
$0/$450 budgeted baby spending
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june 1:
june 2:
june 3:
june 4:
june 5:
june 6:

week 2: 75$
40$ remaining for the month

(the budget is 75$/week for food, transportation, outings, etc, 100$ a month for clothes, gifts, craft stuff, etc)

march: 48% no-spend days
april: 56% no spend days
may: 52% no-spend
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Tracking:
6/1:
6/2 $34 on gas, $35 for a used sand and water table (planned purchase)
6/3 : $56
6/4 : $12, $32 on breakfast out with STBXH and Kaylee
6/5 :
6/6 $45 at the DOL to get my license; $6.50 at taco bell (I was hungry and I hadn't eaten there in two years)

Goals:
No spend days: 2/20
Food spending: $68/$200 for the month (I need to use up my pantry before I move)
Moving Expenses: $400 (I think I can do moving cheaper, I'm just not sure.)
Clothing for K: Rainboots
Any money I make from my yard sale this weekend or selling stuff on craigslist will go toward debt repayment.

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6/1 $8 coffee
6/2
6/3
6/4
6/5
6/6

June Spending Goals:
No Spend days: 5/30
No etsy/DS/ebay: 6/30
Non-necessary Spending: 8/400
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