November: Post 6

Oh thank goodness for the end of the month…. it seems with each week I felt more and more guilty about the way I spent my money. When you force yourself to track each expense it is really an eye opener. On the 1st I will break down where all my money went and try to come up with a game plan. I think it is unrealistic to assume I could cut out any going out money but maybe I can be a little smarter about it.

If I can push my gas to last until Thursday I will have only gone over by $50 and I can see quite a few areas where that could have been solved- walgreens with their toiletries and wine. I messed up the register rewards- because they forced me to change the order of my transactions. I lost money back due to that and had to pay full cost for the wine which would have hypothetically only been $1/$2 a bottle. The same dealio with my last couple Copps experiences. I didn’t spend enough time planning it all out and in the end spent twice as much. I have to become a little more dedicated to these coupon and rewards programs.

My sons kitchen is not going so well, as the contact paper is proving much harder to put on nicely than I expected. That makes me a little bummed since I saw a bunch of great deals on kitchen sets on black friday for about $30-40. I will make this work! I might end up buying another can of spray paint and saying screw the paper.

Monthly Total:

$2,500.00

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$14.95    Photo Canvas (11/1)

$1.04      Greeting Cards (11/1)

$0.00     (40) Free pictures from Walgreens (11/1)

$35.02   Gas (11/3)

$13.42   Copps Food (11/5)

$11.77   Copps Food (11/5)

$10.47   Halloween Costumes @ Walmart (11/5)

$28.00   Health Insurance (11/5)

$0.00     College basketball tickets and parking pass (11/5)

$26.24   Wings and Drinks @ Buffalo Wild Wings (11/5)

$2.00     Newspaper (11/6)

$13.45   Baby Wipes & Costume Acc. @ Walmart (11/7)

$37.00   Electric Bill (11/7)

$19.35     Drinks at Buffalo Wild Wings (11/8)

$39.69    16X12 Canvas, (3) 8×10 collage, (1) 11×14, (8) 4×6, (8)  5×7, (7) 8×10, (5) 4ct wallets @ artscow.com (11/9)

$50.00     Gas (11/9)

$32.04     Water bill (11/10)

$9.96       Shredded cheese @ Copps (6 @ $1.66ea) (11/11)

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$2,155.60

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$100.00   Dean Care/Medical Expenses (11/12)

$13.14     Grocery shopping @ Copps (11/12)

$15.96     Grocery shopping @ Copps (11/12)

$11.50     Drinks @ Legends (11/12)

$37.31     Cell phone w/ Virgin Mobile (11/13)

$1.93       Apples @ Copps (11/14)

$11.66     Yoga pants @ Kohls (11/15)

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$1,964.10 left

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$22.30     Grocery Shopping @ Copps (11/16)

$41.47     Gas (11/18)

$5.80       Subway (11/18)

$4.21       75 printed pictures @ Shutterfly (11/18)

$11.70     Walmart (11/18)

$24.04     Grocery Shopping @ Copps (11/19)

$23.46     Grocery Shopping @ Copps (11/19)

$0.00       Car Insurance (my parents owed me money so they paid for my insurance) (11/20)

$200.00   Daycare

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$1,631.12

$26.59   Diapers for #2 @ Amazon (11/23)

$31.03   Diapers for #3 @ Amazon (11/23)

$52.53   Black Friday @ Walgreens for toiletries & Wine (11/25)

$16.65   Roasting Pan @ Walmart to cook the turkey 🙂 (11/27)

$3.57    Coffee & Paper @ Kwik Trip (11/27)

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$1500.75 Left, still have rent

Christmas Expenses

$500.00 Spending Limit

$7.00      Lego Table w/ chairs @ Criagslist.com

$12.00    Contact Paper @ Walmart for Play Kitchen

$122.23  Clothes, PJs, Slippers, Hats, Movies @ Walmart

$101.22  Gift Cards for Grandma, Uncle, Aunt, and Dad

$12.65    Blu Ray @ Walmart for Nolan

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$257.55

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