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The New Month

Happy August! It is so hard to believe how quickly this year has gone by! Christmas is just four months away...now that is scary.

I am ready for my 500.00 dollar challenge this month. My goal is to spend only 500.00 on groceries and personal care items this month. In the past, I was pretty good about how I spent my money and managed to save a few dollars along the way. Well, I tend to get off track after awhile and now here I am again.

Last week, Wednesday to be exact, I went to Publix after work and stocked up on the BOGO eight o clock coffee. I was able to print out multiple 2.00/2 coupons from the Eight o Clock website and now have a stash of about 12 bags of coffee for the price of 18.00 after the BOGO sale and coupons combined. I saved a huge amount of money...about 42.00 dollars!

I also went to Winn Dixie, they had hamburger for 1.69 lb. So I picked up about 7 pounds of that. I spent what was left of my cash on these items... so I feel like I have a little hedge towards August's budget.

Today, I will pull out real cash from the bank ( 120.00) which is different than what I usually do. I usually debit everything and keep a running total in my head.... I tend to forget some of the things I debited... so I have to move money around to cover.

I have put together a menu for this upcoming week:

Saturday: Garbanzo Bean Soup

Sunday: Meatloaf Balls, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

Monday: Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Tuesday: Grilled Fish, Brown Rice, Broccoli

Wednesday: Pizza

Thursday: Taco Burgers

Friday: Breakfast (eggs,bacon, toast and grits)

So.... That is it for now. Gotta get my list together, and my coupons, and my sales flier's...:)
Happy Saturday!

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