What can I say, I’ve been a total slacker! December is just flying by and I have been so crazy busy! I wish I could say things will get better after the holidays but there are 3 birthdays coming up in January and 3 more in February! Oh boy does my family love being born around the same time. I get a good break of birthdays after February but it really drains me financially.
Speaking of finances, how am I doing with my budget this month you ask? Horrible, horrible, horrible!
For the good: I found a much better quote for car insurance and renters insurance with American Family (about 1/2 of what the other compnay quoted me). I scored some great steals for hats & mittens at the Childrens Place and stocked up on around $3.75 ea since I know we will lose a few pairs. I spent $2.00 out of pocket with a $3.00 register rewards (good for next purchase) at Walgreens for a total makeup steal (neutrogena mascara, revlon eyeshadow, and revlon nail polish). I found hidden the lego box I was looking to get for son #1- 1600 pieces for $30! I thought I was going to have to spend double that to get 2 sets that would equal to 1000 pieces.
Now for the bad: Subway…. I’ve gone out to eat to subway 3 times this month! I didn’t budget in a birthday present (mostly because I forgot about it until that day). I bought a christmas outfit for the upcoming work party (granted it was at Goodwill).
|Monthly income $2,500, Budget $1,500|
|$12.26||Wings @ B3W||(12/1)||Recreation|
|$5.80||Sandwich @ Subway||(12/2)||Recreation|
|$7.92||Newspaper, Creamer, Yogurt||(12/4)|
|$15.92||Food @ Culvers||(12/3)||Recreation|
|$2.11||Yogurt & Salad @ McDonalds||(12/5)||Recreation|
|$5.80||Sandwich @ Subway||(12/6)||Recreation|
|$1.04||Game @ iTunes||(12/6)||Recreation|
|$40.15||Gas @ Kwik Trip||(12/7)||Gas|
|$22.60||Groceries @ Copps||(12/7)||Food|
|$16.09||Pullups for #1 @ Amazon||(12/8)||Toiletries|
|$92.72||Car & Renters Insurance @ Am Fam||(12/8)||Insurance|
|$0.58||Mac&Cheese @ Walgreens||(12/8)||Food|
|$22.11||Dinner for 4 @ Pedros||(12/8)||Recreation|
|$1.57||Mini Marshmellos @ Copps||(12/9)||Food|
|$31.64||Birthday Present @ Klein’s Floral||(12/9)|
|$2.86||Newspaper & Bananas||(12/11)|
|$23.67||Hats & Mittens x 3 @ Children’s Place||(12/12)|
|$37.31||Cell phone @ Virgin Mobile||(12/13)||Phone|
|$47.36||Gas @ Kwik Trip||(12/14)||Gas|
|$12.63||Clothes @ Goodwill||(12/14)|
|$6.33||Sandwich @ Subway||(12/14)||Recreation|
|$27.04||Food @ Walmart for Chicken Noodle Soup||(12/15)||Food|
|$971.49||Left from $1,500 budget|