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Old 10-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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October Accountability Thread

I wasn't a part of this at all last month, but I think I need it this month! So I'll go ahead and start it.

We literally have $10 so until pay day I KNOW we won't be spending any money except for milk today.

Week 1
1.
2. $0
3. $0
4. $0
5
6
7

Week 2
8
9
10
11
12
13
14


Week 3
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Week 4
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Week 5
29
30
31

I thought we were in the clear and just needed to save to move, but just found out my fiances license at the pawn shop didn't go through so now we're on super budget while he looks for a new job =(

Groceries $0/$200
Gas $0/$120

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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I'm in! I need to control my spending I spent way too much on fun stuff last week (granted, it was my birthday, but I didn't REALLY need to spend $200 on yarn and $60 on clothes for Danae for over a year away!)

Week 1:
1. $0
2. $0
3. $0
4. $0
5. $2.50 to list yarn on Spot's Corner, $85 at grocery store
6. $0
7. $0

Week 2:
8. $80 DH's insulin, $62 Wal-Mart (light bulbs and household items), $8.50 treats for DH (I took pity on him )
9. $60 gas in my minivan
10. $34 DH took us out to lunch (total surprise! We almost never eat out!)
11. $92 at grocery store (but I got a bunch of peanut butter and cheese)
12. $34.80 grocery store, $3.14 Redbox
13. $0
14. $112 Amazon (presents)

Week 3:
15. $0
16. $0
17. $0
18. $130.02 Groceries, $95.60 Wal-Mart (I don't remember what I got!)
19. $6.89 USPS, had to ship a package to Canada
20. $95.02 Gas for Suburban to visit in-laws
21. $0

Week 4:
22. $0
23. $93.81 for camera and memory cards (I lost my camera, I'm convinced it fell in the garbage and is long gone )
24. $0
25. $0
26. $24.85 Groceries, $2 Redbox, $31 pizza (we had a party for the kids completing 4 weeks of school)
27. $59.20 Groceries (for DS's b'day on the 28th)
28. $0

Week 5:
29. $110.48 for DH's insulin
30. $0 (DS found my camera!!! The couch had eaten it... )
31. $87 for Depo shot (I CAN NOT get again!), $117.90 groceries

Totals:
Groceries: $552.27 (I try to stay under $600)
Eating out: $65
Household: $376 (Some of this is groceries I got at Wal-Mart)
Medical: $380 (not usually this much, but DH should have enough insulin for most of next month)
Gas: $145 (does not include DH's work truck, which is usually around $400/month. This month it was $268 because he was mostly working locally!)
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I would like to be in, but can someone tell me how this works? Do we put in everything we spend including bills,groceries & household or just extras?
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I would like to be in, but can someone tell me how this works? Do we put in everything we spend including bills,groceries & household or just extras?
I do everything but bills. I add in groceries and household items, just because I can somewhat control what goes out. Some people post part of their budget at the bottom (like "Groceries: $234/$550" to keep track of where they're at). So post what you think will help you.
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I need to attempt this again, but will probably fail as usual...
Need a cheerleader? I always fail too (to the point that I don't write down what I spent because it was SUCH an epic fail!) but I figure if I don't even try, then it will be even worse! And this month, I'm determined to write down everything I spend on here, because if I'm too embarrassed to share it with everyone then I shouldn't be doing it. So, what are your goals for this month?
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I would like to be in, but can someone tell me how this works? Do we put in everything we spend including bills,groceries & household or just extras?
I keep track of everything except bills. So any spending including gas, groceries, etc. I don't include regular monthly expenses.
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I do everything but bills. I add in groceries and household items, just because I can somewhat control what goes out. Some people post part of their budget at the bottom (like "Groceries: $234/$550" to keep track of where they're at). So post what you think will help you.
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I keep track of everything except bills. So any spending including gas, groceries, etc. I don't include regular monthly expenses.
Thanks ladies! That sounds great. It will be nice to see it through out the month.
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Week 1
1 $3.79 Groceries
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3 $14 for Ds's PJ's, $7.99 Groceries, $14 Dinner
4 $13 Lunch
5 $119 Groceries
6 $26 Birthday gift, $20 gas, $13.50 Water Pipe repair, $18.60 TP & Dipes
7 $40 Produce for the week

Week 2
8 $0
9 $0
10 $10 Dog
11 $7.77 for groceries for sick kiddos $3.00 drinks
12 $27.94 Groceries & Household
13 $22.00 Pizza, $4.20 Pepsi, $20 Gas
14 $31.51 Produce, 24.31 Target, $15.58 Lunch out


Week 3
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20 $72.00 Costco, $50 Co-op, $10 Lunch out, $3 Drinks, $23 Dump Run, $20 Gas
21

Week 4
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24
25
26
27
28

Week 5
29
30
31

$634.19/$880.00 (Groceries, Household, Dog, Gas & Clothes)
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Re: October Accountability Thread

I always start these and never finish them. Plus I usually fail at budgeting too... Here's to trying again!

Week 1
1- $30 anniversary dinner
2- $0 (Not headed out of the house the rest of the day)
3- $7.65 Groceries (produce to hold us over until Friday)
4- $0
5- $117 (groceries), $36 (Walmart, clothing and household), $2 (Halloween store)
6- $18 (Christmas), $20 (Carl's Jr :/)
7- $1.17 (Hot Wheel Car lol)

Week 2
8- $5.xx (coffee, currently our coffee pot is broken)
9- $30 (Target: Coffee Pot and a few groceries)
10- $20 (Stupid preggo craving)
11- $0
12- $5 (Target)
13- $25 (Boudin SF) $112 (Gamestop, budgeted) $4 (Train Tickets) $3 (Shaved Ice) $5 (Old Navy, flip flops) $17 (BRU, shoes for DS) $40 (Bed Bath Beyond, Wedding Gift) $60 (TRU, Christmas, Budgeted)
14- $55 (Costco) $108 (Walmart, Groceries)


Week 3
15- $4 (Hospital Food, DS has croup), $20 (Spirit, Halloween)
16- $15 (Lunch and Caffeine)
17- $20.25 (Target, Birthday/Anniversary Cards and Christmas)
18- $40 (Dinner, SO birthday)
19- $200 (BX, My birthday present), $40 (Olive Garden, both of birthday dinners), $40 (Target)
20- $60 (Walmart)
21- $100 (Groceries)

Week 4
22- $28.28 (Pizza)
23- $15 est. (breakfast)
24- $20 (Target)
25-
26-
27- $80 Groceries
28- $10 Carl’s Jr

Week 5
29- $20 Target, $15 Subway
30- $20 Walgreen, $15 Arby’s
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