Monday, August 22, 2011

No Spend Month Update

I am a couple days late updating on my no spend month. August has been a busy month and it is hard to believe my kiddos start back to school tomorrow.

The weekend started off with hubby forgetting that the cordless phone was on his Jeep. He left for work and we could not find the phone later that morning. After nearly giving up, we finally found it. Unfortunately it was just the carcass of it at the end of road! So, we spent $26 for a new cordless phone. Expensive mistake.

Our Jeep broke down and it cost $97 to have it fixed and the oil changed. Another bummer. My daughter went back to the doctor for a recheck of her infection. Thankfully every thing is healed but not without spending $30 to find out. We also spent $107 to fill up both vehicles with gas (I hate gas).

I spent a ridiculous amount of money on groceries this week. Up until this week I had only spent $81. My budget was $200 for the month. Well I am waaay over now. This was an expensive week. The kids ate SO MUCH fruit and just food in general. I spent $65 on Monday at Hy-Vee getting milk, fruit, lunchmeat and yogurt. Then I had ordered oranges and carrots from a coop I belong to spending another $29. Then on Friday I went to Fareway and did some major stocking up during their sale and spent an additional $86. I spent $180 this week. It has been a really long time since I have spent that much on groceries in one week. However, I really didn't want to miss out on the stock up deals. This will save me so much money in the long run. So now I am sitting at $261 total spent for the month.

I didn't do any garage sale-ing this weekend, I know right?? So I still have a small amount of allowance money left. As for entertainment money we have about $10 left for the month.

The good thing is the kids head back to school this week so I won't be spending much more on groceries for the month. What we have should last quite some time.

How did you do last week?


  1. I am thinking maybe I can start with a no-spend week?

  2. That's a great place to start!