$5.66 baby wipes and toilet paper at Target
Yesterday Weekly groceries...$175..this is low...hubby isn't home so no meat(I am vegetarian and kids eat veggie when he's home)
Gas for the week...$40
Took kids to fair.....$40
Daughter's preschool $144 for month
Today...Jeans for 11 year old $52.00..she really needed them though!
Paid cable internet bill for 2mos...$75
It should slow down now...I have a $350 a week budget that I try to stick to religiously...This is an awesome idea...I am trying to stick to it pretty tightly especially since my ex hasn't paid child support since August 12
: and my DH is starting a new business and really needs us to stick tightly to the budget we have.
13$ Macoroni Grill
30$ garage sale-ing
80$ ds 3 month pictures (theyre sooo cute!!)
Argh. I am sucking at this. I really need to spend some time today with all my receipts and bills and budget program on the computer and get organized. I'm not sure if it's gonna happen though b/c dh has to go to work.
9/10: Hooray, the first no spend day for BOTH me AND DH
9/11 Today I'm paying quite a few bills...
truck pmt: 270
car ins: 572.25
$ 3.89- Homeschool bumper sticker for the van
$40.00- ATM withdrawal by dh for food at football game and gas for his car
grrrrr....I thought I could do better today
loaf of bread $1.99
Daughter's French cahier..$12
Daughter's student card...$60
40$ fabric for baby carriers and curtains
650$ tithe at church
$ 3.24- fries and a soda at BK drive thru
9/12: DH got a snack
I spent 13.22 on stamps - going to send out fliers to try to boost farm egg sales.
9/13 No spend day for me, hopefully for DH too, we'll see when he gets home.
9/13 - none for me, but I think DH bought lunch.
Gas - 50 dollars
milk - 3.59
DH lunch - 6
Fees to put loans into forbearance - 150
3$ post office
I am trying really hard not to go anywhere except work the few days i go there. dh gets free gas (thank God), so i'm trying to save all my errends for his days off (not sure he appreciates that though...)
Sounds like you all are doing great!!
$11.87- coffee shop outing for the family with our church friends
On the up side, I've only driven the van twice this week, to go to a homeschool meeting and to go to the thing last night. So we're saving on gas.
Okay, this is scary, we pay all our bills this week...
Utilities - $115
Phone - $60
Cars - $650
Car Insurance - $550
Student loan - $150
Dog food - $31
Visa bill - $100
Tithes - $300
Groceries - $31
Dr's bills - $378
I feel ya sweetiemommy, mine is scary too! To tell the truth, i felt a little wierd putting all my stuff up in this 'financially challenged' section. I almost felt like a fraud by claiming to be financially chalenged. We are financially challenged in the sense that we arent good at managing our lifestyle to fit our income. We tend to do the opposite, try to earn more money after we've begun living a more expensive lifestyle. However, after posting it all, i realized we are lucky to have the income we do and it really made me realize just how grateful we should be. i've really felt burdened to 'downsize' latley and have been trying to think of ways to do this. Then it would feel like we have more money, even though we have the same amount kwim?
anyways, have a good weekend everyone, IT SATURDAY!!
$30 home depot
$17 post office
another no spend day i hope!!
$ 25.98 diapers from amazon.com (no charge for shipping plus no driving to get them!)
$ 15.24- grocery store
$ 22.45- gas in van
$265.58 van payment
$ 80.00 car payment
9/16 Friday: Groceries @ 40.67
9/18 Gas for my car - I can't bleieve I used a whole tank in one week
9/22- $49.46 Groceries at Trader Joe's
9/23- $41.70 Filling up the van with gas
9/23- $16.00 Lunch with dh and kids
9/24- $45.89 Rest of grocery shopping & household stuff