Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cash budget update

This week was surprisingly easy. Here's a breakdown of what was spent...
Minus the unexpected hospital Trip....

$50 in gas. YES! I made my tank last an entire Wednesday to Wednesday!
$12 between Little Cesars and Chick Fil A.
$40 at Target on milk, cereal, protein bars and a few other groceries.
$18 at firehouse {that was our date for the week}
oh and $20 for our babysitter.
Total spent- $140.

That's it! That was the entire week! $60 under budget!!!!
I'm getting the hang of this. I was talking to a friend and telling her that I couldn't spend any money because my budget for each week is only $200. She said "per week? That's A LOT!" I quickly replied, Are you crazy? $50 of that is JUST gas. Plus formula, diapers, groceries, dates, babysitters etc. And then I asked her if she had any idea how much money she spends in a week. She had no clue. So yes, $200 per week may sound like a lot, But especially for a family of 6, it really doesn't go very far. However, I'm determined to make it work and be under budget EVERY week. I can do this for at least the next year. And then, after our goal is reached, We can loosen up a bit, But for now, The purse strings are only getting tighter! Happy budgeting! How'd you do this week?


  1. So what's your plan for the $60 and whatever other weekly remaining balances you have in the upcoming year?

  2. To the bank! I'm not spending it. It's just extra savings. Actually you know what, We're going to call that the Pottery Barn fund... I'll start a separate jar. That's REAL incentive for me to not spend money! Muahahahaha!

  3. Ohhhhh.....ahhhhhhh! Then you can totally set up your house, it's gonna be so pretty!