This week has been going smoothly with regards to spending and keeping track of where the money is going. It actually feels pretty good to know where the money is going and how much I actually have on hand. It was not always like that :)
Monday: Target 42.00 Grocery
Target 21.00 Labor Day Picnic
Tuesday: Aldi 29.65
Publix: 110.00 includes personal care items shampoo
Wednesday: Gas: 56.00
Misc: 6.00 Toy for Grandson
Operation Christmas Child 9.00
Friday: No Spend! woo hoo!!
The grocery category is a little high at 152.00. I did budget 600.00 for the month ( and yes that is high) but we did not eat out one time this week!! We both took our lunches to work and there were no drive thru dinners. We may treat ourselves to a dinner out this weekend, but that is okay.
Gas is a necessary expense. I budgeted 500.00 for the month and so far we have spent 66.00 and my husband still has to fill up his truck today. I think this category is going to be a close one.
What is the best way for you to keep track of your spending? Do you feel more in control when you do track your spending?
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