May Budget Check in Week #1

10 May
Spending Log
Category Monthly Budgeted Amount Amount Spent
Grocery $400 $451.09
Gas/automotive $250 $291.28
Other $250 added in with grocery
Dining Out $100 $79.53
Total $1000 $821.90
Earning Log
Category Projected Amount Earned Amount Earned
Craigslist $150 $125
Garage Sale $200 $450!!!
Rebates Received ? $124
Keeping my eyes open??? ?  
Total $350 $699


Awe, man!  I am so disappointed!  I was so focused on making money, that I didn’t focus on saving money!  It’s hard to find a happy medium!  I do have to say that $115 of that grocery/other budget was spent by my husband and I didn’t think to keep a mental note of it.  AND that I did buy an entire stockpile of groceries and a new vacuum (necessity) this past week! 

We also have another trip planned this weekend!  So, I plan on stocking up on pork chops at Ingles this week and going to CVS to roll my ECBs and get some more diapers, and then eating out of the pantry for the rest of the month!  I’m going to have to get creative on this one!

From now on, I’m going to be more vigilant in keeping track of our spending while on trips and also on my husband’s spending so I can make up for it in my spending! 

On a brighter note…how about that earning log, eh???  I’m pretty proud of that!

3 Responses to “May Budget Check in Week #1”

  1. Jessica May 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Wow- great outcome on your garage sale. It isn’t always easy to keep track of spending on a trip, is it? Heck, I have a hard enough time doing it when we’re home. I need to have hubby use cash instead of our debit card all the time so I don’t miss anything.

    • adventuresinmomville May 11, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

      that’s a good idea! have him use cash. he hardly ever actually goes to the store, so wouldn’t really be a big deal!


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