Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3

So the spending freeze is off to a less than stellar start.

I spent $10.18 on non approved expenses (pillows for my family) yesterday. I will also be getting 2% cash back from ebates and the regular price of the pillows was $38.82 so I saved $28.82 on something we needed but did not plan for spending on this week.

I also spent $36 on approved spending groceries.

I budgeted $200 for the next 4 weeks I have $166 left

Today I bought
3 12 pks of Mountain dew (for Mike I am giving up soda this year) $6 after coupons
2 64 oz bottles of Juciy Juice $1 after coupons
2 boxes of Poptarts $2.04 after coupons
2 boxes of eggos waffles $2.44 after coupons
1 bag of goldfish cracker $1.66
1 box oreos for Thing1's school snacks $2.57 after coupon
1 container Ice tea mix $4.49 after coupon
1 box cold brew tea bags $2.49
1 container target brand crystal light $3.44
2 boxes of bisquick $3.18 after coupons
1 bottle ortega taco sauce $1.24
6 cans swanson broth $1.98 after coupon
1 box bandaids $.89
1 loaf of bread $1.59

Everyone should be happy with their snacks this week. The freezer is full.

The only other purchases that need to be made are Toilet paper and Diapers (neither on the approved spending list OOPS)

Friday, January 1, 2010


Well we are starting off the decade right.
Our approved spending list for the next month is
Groceries $200 max
bills (most are auto pay)
gas for the cars

$1 plastic box for the playmobile accessories crap and a Present for my dad $20

$1000 in savings
Hammer down our debt (totals and debt ticker are coming soon)