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wolffie 02-01-2013 03:09 PM

February Spending Accountability thread
 
I love the accountability threads and since I didn't see one started yet I thought I would go ahead. Is anyone up for a Feb spending accountability thread? Track your spending through the month (not including regular bills).

wolffie 02-01-2013 03:11 PM

I am tracking all spending including gas and groceries. I will leave out regular bills.

1. $435 monthly costco, $10 lunch at costco, $18 amazon (pull ups)
2. $40 eating out, $35 Marshall's (sheets, egg platter)
3. $28 amazon (boon animal storage bag), $42 gas, $100 costco (pillows/blanket), $80 dh super bowl party ticket
4. $0
5. $0
6. $0
7. $7 Toys r us (movie, movie preorder, toy for dd, and toy for ds), $595 park district registration for spring and summer classes, $15 watch battery
8. $215 grocery, $32 wood stain, $21 pizza dinner
9. $55 night stand, $17 joann fabrics (felt and spray adhesive)
10. $0
11. $5 post office, $30 home depot paint supplies, swim classes
12. $4.50 school fees (headphones) and $7 school shirt
13. $0
14. $30 Haircuts dh and DS, McD's $13, Lego $6, grocery $45, swim goggles $13
15. $1 groupon, $115 gymboree
16. $0
17. $17 Carter's, $10 Lego store, new computer (ugh!), $60 groupon for dh (but it will end up being split with 3 other people
18. $0
19. $55 gas
20. $60 grocery
21. $0
22. $48 amber necklace for MIL and anklet for me
23. $0
24. $46 sushi dinner, $18 dh beer
25. $42 amazon (vitamins, safety pins, and tagging gun for consignment sales), $12 girlscout cookies
26. $9 McD's
27. $0
28. $136 gap/old navy (also went to costco but will count that towards next months groceries)

cmarsh31 02-01-2013 03:47 PM

Re: February Spending Accountability thread
 
Woohoo!

1. Kids: Camp $320 (budgeted out of tax refund)
2. 0 - surgery yesterday, recovering today - cooked enough this week that DH can just pull stuff out and not have to order food!
3. Grocery: CSA Share $750 (Tax return: this is essentially, other than bananas and some fruit in the winter, ALL of our produce for the year), Grocery (drugstore.com) $30 - laundry detergent, soap, cleaning products, etc - free shipping AND $25 restaurants.com gc (still recovering, this seemed like the best way to get what I needed without going out), Utilitiles: $330 (no clue why this is so high - we made some changes, including getting a leaking shower fixed this month to try to lower it)
4. Grocery (CVS) $8, Eating out (post-funeral for DH's grandfather) $50, Gas $60
5. Grocery: $60, Walmart (valentines, tee shirt for school to paint, pjs pants for me) $35
6. Grocery: $38
7. Kids: New piano books (yay my kid is doing great... but the last books only lasted 6 months... )$25

wolffie 02-01-2013 08:12 PM

Re: February Spending Accountability thread
 
I'm counting our costco trip from the other day in February since it count towards our feb. budget. dh went a little crazy at costco and didn't leave us much room for more groceries the rest of this month so we'll see how it goes. He keeps reminding me that about $60 of it doesn't count towards groceries though since it was shoes and socks. Then we spent about $10 on lunch while we were there.

Today I spent $18 on pull ups for the kids (for nighttime). I bought them on amazon though and had quite a bit of credit.

nursemama23 02-01-2013 09:54 PM

1. $198 groceries at Aldi

2. $42 Walmart

MSmith88 02-01-2013 11:36 PM

1. Gas $23 me.
$21 groceries (dh's lunch, deodorant, super bowl snacks, other couponed items)
$5 taco bell for three (boo...)
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clothlover8 02-02-2013 03:16 AM

Re: February Spending Accountability thread
 
Yay!

1. $0
2. $30 groceries
3. $10 takeout Gaaah~
4. $0
5. $0
6. $0 - tonight I will pay all the bills but don't include that as spending.
7. $60 Groceries, $30 disposables x 3 packs (should last the month), $10 -salvo's store (books for kids, jumper for dd, pants for ds) but I returned 2 items to Target for $23 - so saved $13 kinda ;)
8. $18 thrift shop - clothes for the kids. $50 School activities, $30 playgroup term fee.
9. $10
10. $40 family outing strawberry picking.
11. $0
12. $100 groceries including disposables. $30 kmart slippers, teeshirts, pants for me.
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drabekgirl 02-02-2013 07:22 AM

Re: February Spending Accountability thread
 
1. $6 in eggs from school's chickens which actually lay jumbo sized eggs! and 39 in gas.
2. $27 in new snow pants for either the remainder of this year or all of next (target.com has them on sale for $13 with free shipping)
3. $38 for food from grocery store, $35 for skiing/snowboarding for 2 (first timers), $35 at Happy Joes for pizza after the outdoor fun was over.
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6. $30 in gas 2 in milk
7.24 at bulk food store
8. Dh and I ate out 1 meal 1 dessert $20
9. $2.20 I was starved on my way home from work 1 lg fry
10. $43 in food and 39 in gas
11. 0 roads are crappy so I'm not meeting with friend.
12. 22 in cheese
13. 30 for a haircut and wax for myself
14. 0 for me but some for DH
15. 0
16. 9 at menards for hh consumables and dh put 51 worth of gas into my car
17. 54 at the grocery store and another 4 that dh spent on bread
18. 0
19. 0
20. 40 in gas
21. 35 in food
22. 10 copay for eye exam. 60 for massage and it was worth all 60 minutes of it.
23. 5
24. 35 on gas, 5 on milk, 50 on groceries, and 10.50 on girl scout cookies
25. 30 at chiro but I'll use FSA to reimburse
26. 0 My dad paid for the PTO chili feed for dh and the boys (I didn't go)
27. 0
28. 0

MyKzooFamily 02-02-2013 07:29 AM

Re: February Spending Accountability thread
 
WooHoo, I'm in! We do not need to buy ANYTHING.. not even groceries if I can make things last. Hoping to only spend $100 in groceries MAX. We'll see. :)

Wow, what an eye opener so far to see that I'm HORRIBLE with my spending!! NO MORE!! Banning myself from spending! Selling only!

1. $0
2. $120.67 at Meijer for Groceries, $51.28 for 2 boxes of Diapers
3. $25.68 for Coupon Stuff, $45 Clothes/Books/Toys Local Sale
4. $5 for stuffing for WAHM project
5. $0
6. $4 (partial cash/partial trade for a ThirtyOne new diaper bag)
7. $0
8. $36.45 on Groceries ($20 for water faucet filter)
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Groceries: $157.12
Baby: $55.28
OTHER: $75.68
Sold (Made Money):

thirdtimemomma 02-02-2013 08:01 AM

I'm in.. I had fun watching last month! My goal is $0 spent eating out for the month.

1. Spent $32 shipping a friend a baby gift, $15 at CVS buying medicine and a couple treats for family night.
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