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Old 10-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #21
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Re: October Accountability Thread

Can I join?

I think that I have finally convinced DH that if we (read me) write down every single things that we spend, we will find out where our money is going so that we can reduce our expenses before the baby comes. I hope by doing this that we are able to create a workable budget

Week 1
1 $5.47 (drinks), $3.19 (iTunes)
2 $4.33 (drinks),
3 $4.33 (drinks)
4 $5.47 (drinks)
5 $14.68 (lunch), $14.07 ($ Tree),
6 $5.00 (tylenol)
7 $0 - so easy not to spend money if you don't leave the house...

Week 2
8 $9.66 (Joann's), $6.16 (snacks), $105.53 (groceries)
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Week 3
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Week 4
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Week 5
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Groceries: $214.42/???
Gas/Nicotine: $292.04/???

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:00 PM   #22
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Week 1
1. $0
2. $9.05 Qdoba (lunch w/friend)
3. $0
4. Walmart $32.51 $62.97 (Both were items for my ebay store)
5. $0
6. $0
7. $0

Week 2
8. $0
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Week 3
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Week 4
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Week 5
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:01 PM   #23
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I'm in, I would like to pay off another credit card...
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #24
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I update my post (#2). I haven't spent anything I wasn't supposed to yet, but I'm so tempted by all the yummy yarn coops that are open right now!!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #25
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I've been meaning to join but our spending was crazy the first week of the month and I was embarrassed to post it. I'm going to start from today and try to remember what spending we did earlier in the week. A big portion of it is clothes for dh and I and shoes for dd which we did need but it's so hard to see a big chunk be spent at once!

Week 1
1. costco $251.74, gas $36.36, toys r us $11, McD's $10
2. dinner out $42.45, pediped $76
3. ann taylor loft $122
4. kohls $2.83
5. dh eddie bauer $200, build a bear $34.13, toys r us $22, leggo store $5.44
6. $0
7. $0

Week 2
8 breakfast $37.40, walgreens $48, party city $6
9. $0
10 pizza $21.30, grocery $161.47, gas $57.30
11 sketchers $74.29, gymboree $60
12 goodwill $2
13 gymboree $28
14 ebay $5 helmet for ds halloween costume, $11 walgreens


Week 3
15 costco $158
16 walgreens $44
17 walgeens $19
18 train $21, snacks $4, $20 cab fare
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20 REI $200 winter coats
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Week 4
22 target $32
23 McD's $12
24 grocery $130, chili's $24
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26 $15 dh drinks at golf, $20 admission to Halloween fest
27 $20 dh haircut, $3 valet tip
28 $30 elf on shelf, $3 donation, $57 holiday photo cards

Week 5
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:04 PM   #26
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I don't think I'm doing so great already this month. I'm well within budget, but feel like I've already spent a lot of it, and I have to make it to 11/9. Sigh.
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Ok, I've never done this before, but I absolutely HAVE to get our spending under control. It's making me crazy. We haven't had a budget in years and I'm constantly overwhelmed. Hoping this makes me feel more accountable.

Week 1
Paid for DD's ballet for the year ($350, saved $25), driveway sealing ($150), and yarn ($80) above "normal" expenses. Going to keep track of EVERYTHING the rest of the month so I can try to budget

Week 2
8 - $0
9 $65 (groceries), $46 (school pictures - some are Christmas gifts), $3.50 (Starbucks), $3 CVS (saved $24!!!), $4.31 (Shutterfly - shipping for free magnet Christmas Gift)
10 $3 CVS (vitamin sale, b1g1 & $3 off!) $20 lunch for me & dd and play place (former coworker on maternity leave)
11 $5 Groupon (for $30 gc to my FAVORITE restaurant!), $25 piano books (for the year), $72 gas UGGGG
12 $9 Deli (cold cuts for grilled sandwiches - our version of non-takeout dinner), $17.50 birthday gift for DD's bff
13 $55 YMCA (basketball for DS)
14 $6 Market (eggs & Italian bread for dinner tomorrow night)


Week 3
15 $255 Preschool Tuition
16 $44 milk & egg delivery
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Week 4
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Week 5
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(Gas/Electric bill $170 11/2)
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #28
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Re: October Accountability Thread

Doing really well this month! I'm proud!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #29
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I will join in The first week will be blank and I will start from the 9th. Locked and loaded with everyting I need for awhile. I want to really strectch my Will Power and cut back on the daily Redbox and tid bits that I DO NOT need.

Week 2
8 - fully stocked house
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WEEK 3

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WEEK 5

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Groceries 300 / 300 remaining fully stocked as of 10/8
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #30
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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. 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

Fell off the wagon a bit for Thanksgiving but am back on full-force today!
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