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Old 10-01-2012, 11:07 AM   #11
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Re: October Accountability Thread

*sigh* I don't even know why I bother starting this, I never finish. LOL

Week 1
1 0. I'm not going anywhere today. LOL
2 0. Its my best streak EVER! LOL
3 3... DH got us lost on our run, and the kids needed a drink, so we stopped at a gas station and spoiled them with a slurpee
4 $17.xx at the grocery store. Walked all the way there and intended to get only a loaf of bread... walked out with a bouquet, bread, and 2 doughnuts. BUT scored a $20 FTD gift card from the flowers, so balances out, since I'll use that for my grandmother's christmas gift.
5 $25.89 at CFA
6 $16.76 on lunch, $29.36 on Pizza
7 $15.52 CVS

Week 2
8 $29 on movie tickets, $18.50 on movie snacks, $12.47 on lunch, $15.81 on dinner, $15 on gas, $21.52 at Target
9 $6.48 on groceries. All my potatoes went bad, and I needed them for Pot Roast tonight. Then I grabbed a salad dressing for the kids and some salad toppers. Saved over $25 though, with coupons and my club card. Wahoo!
10. 25.20 @ CFA, 15.40 at Walmart.
11 $43.96 at Target (its the devil, I swear!), and $18.77 at Jack in the Box
12 $0
13 $0
14 $18.xx at lunch, $15 at a play area for the kids


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Old 10-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #12
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Re: October Accountability Thread

I stunk it up big time in August then didn't even try in September. This month I'm determined to do better!

Week 1
1. $137 for groceries ($13 under budget!). No non-budgeted spending.
2. $118 for groceries ($32 under budget! Our grocery store has customer appreciation days each month so I saved $15 on each grocery trip). $24 for supper ($20 from DH's misc money; $4 from mine).
3. $0
4. $2.50 for a queen-size flannel blanket.
5. Yuck! All needed, but hated to spend the money. $20 boots for DS; $20 diapers; $4 treat; $30 on groceries for Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Used a combination of misc and unbudgted money.
6. $20 for pizza with visiting friends
7. $0

Week 2
8. $0
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Groceries: $255/$300
Misc $: $39.50/$50
Out of budget: $70

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Old 10-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #13
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Re: October Accountability Thread

Here we go - we haven't finished our budgeting yet so I'll have to add my totals and goals later, but the sooner I start keeping track of everything I hope the better. I still went way over last month, but at least I know where the money went!

Week 1
1 $0
2 $25 (gift for friend) - misc, $45 (gas)
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Gas $45/$175
Groceries $0/???
Misc $25/???

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #14
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I'll play, but I will be spending money a bit this week.... I have family coming and then SIL's wedding OOT is this weekend.

Week 1
1. $27.50 for Christmas, 3.50 for postage
2. $0 amazing because my mother is here
3. $4.42, more money for Christmas gifts when I thought what I sent was enough
4.$6 to split a pizza when helping set up for a church event
5. $44 @ Target for wedding gift, baby socks, sposies for the weekend.
6. $30 on gas, $6 on booze at the cash bar @ SIL's wedding
7. $3 for soda

Week 2
8. 13.00 for groceries, $2.00 for coffee DH stopped for this morning
9 $0
10 $0
11 $8
12 :hides:
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #15
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I haven't even adjusted Octobers budget. Ugh. And I went grocery shopping today, and went $40 over budget! Double ugh. (in my defense, we rarely use/buy disposable products, but we ran out of back up sposie diapers, wipes, freezer bags, and paper towels all at once, so that was not budgeted, plus there were tons of items we use that were marked down and can be frozen, so hopefully we can spend less next check). And I already went $15 over my gas budget. Triple ugh.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #16
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Re: October Accountability Thread

Just bumping so people will remember it and start now instead of in a few weeks =)
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #17
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I'm going to try again. I went way over budget last month thanks to a consignment sale and buying the last of what we need for the new baby.

Our month technically does not start until the 10th, which is payday, but because I'm so over budget for September I REALLY need to not spend anything, so I will count those days. If I do, I'll have to pull it from savings and replace it from our budgeted amounts come the 10th. Not something I want to do. I'm going to add the first nine days of November because this months budget needs to cover that. I also may come back and adjust our amounts for this month once I actually sit down and figure everything out, as with our pumpkin patch trip (35 minutes one way) and trick or treating on the island I grew up on (extra gas AND $30ish for the ferry ride), we'll have more gas expenses.

Week 1
1 $29 for wiper blades (sent DH to the store for WIC, he came home "I hope you don't mind, I bought the wiper blades because the window was dirty"... Yes, we NEEDED new wiper blades, but I was going to wait until the 10th. Keeping my fingers crossed our rent takes a couple days to clear so my child support will get to checking before everything hits, which will empty the line of credit we are trying to pay down. )
2 $0
3 $0
4 $0
5 $15 (Ice cream and the produce that went over our WIC check)
6 $$40 (pumpkin patch trip) $91 (yard sale, clothes for kids/to sell)
7 $194 (Monthly Costco trip) $66 gas

Week 2
8 $37 (Halloween costume for DD1)
9 $0
10 $85 (Groceries at WinCo, now done with grocery shopping for the month other than ice cream for cravings and a bit of produce each week) $3 (for a drink... )
11 $31 (consignment sale with friend, four PJs for DD3, Keens for next year for DD1, unneeded but adorable costume for DD2, baby shoes for cousin)
12 $22 (hardware store, needed to put up a closet rod) $21 (Fred Meyer, ice cream and kielbasa, been waiting for a sale) $45 (FSOT, found small pockets for new baby)
13 $10 (DH got the wrong closet rod, didn't realize it until after packaging was gone ) $20 (finally found a daybed for playroom-needed for napping kids when baby comes)
14 $6 (Walmart, needed more kids hangers, kids constantly break them) $15 (Costco, ran out of coffee)


Week 3
15 $0
16 $13 (dollar tree, stupid preschool teacher demanded we bring in supplies for two parties, I'm so annoyed. Also bought the kids new trick or treat buckets, we only had one survive of the three from last year, and DD3 will need one, too) $10 (QFC had pineapple for $1 each, couldn't resist!)
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$66/$300 Gas
$29/$50 Car repairs
$167/$100 Kids needs
$93/$100 Fun
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #18
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Re: October Accountability Thread

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*sigh* I don't even know why I bother starting this, I never finish. LOL

Week 1
1 0. I'm not going anywhere today. LOL
2 0. Its my best streak EVER! LOL
3 3... DH got us lost on our run, and the kids needed a drink, so we stopped at a gas station and spoiled them with a slurpee
4 $17.xx at the grocery store. Walked all the way there and intended to get only a loaf of bread... walked out with a bouquet, bread, and 2 doughnuts. BUT scored a $20 FTD gift card from the flowers, so balances out, since I'll use that for my grandmother's christmas gift.
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Spent a little money, but we got a check for $350 from our apartment! We got our entire deposit back, PLUS some extra for being "excellent residents". Extra car payment for the month!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #19
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I stunk it up big time in August then didn't even try in September. This month I'm determined to do better!

Week 1
1. $137 for groceries ($13 under budget!). No non-budgeted spending.
2. $118 for groceries ($32 under budget! Our grocery store has customer appreciation days each month so I saved $15 on each grocery trip). $24 for supper ($20 from DH's misc money; $4 from mine).
3. $0
4. $2.50 for a queen-size flannel blanket.
5.
6.
7.

Groceries: $255/$300
Misc $: $6.50/$50
Well, I feel like I'm doing pretty well so far. Not only have I avoided stores but I listed my double stroller for sale and already had two people wanting to buy!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:51 PM   #20
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Re: October Accountability Thread

Week 1
1.$0
2.$16.xx groceries $2 bookorder for DS1
3. $25 haircut for me $20 Gas for DH
4. $2 for snacks for the kids at the gym after swimming.
5 $19 PIZZA HUT for dinner
6 $5 donuts for breakfast, $10 Jimmy Johns for lunch, $28 gas and drinks, $41 toys r us, $26 dinner out (major fail. we ate all three meals out because we were out of town and the kids got toys at toys r us)
7 $40 hunting license and deer tags for DH, $20 gas for DH

This week will be better *I hope*

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