MONDAY MONEY REVIEW

Monday - Let's Do This

What a great weekend! I spent the weekend enjoying visiting relatives on Saturday, organizing and cleaning and watching Beyoncé have a sing/dance off with Bruno Mars.  On top of that, thanks to some awesome Game Day food specials at Aldi, I laid out a pretty fantastic spread to nibble one.

Here’s is where we work out if the weekend matched the expected weekend money so here we go:

Before

  • Church (tithes/offering) = $353
  • Gas = $0
  • Personal Care (haircut, mani/pedi, etc.) = $0
  • Groceries = $60
  • Dollar Tree = $10
  • Vehicle Service/Repair = $0
  • Clothes Shopping = $0
  • Auntie’s B-day gifts = $100
  • Restaurant = $30
  • Zips Dry Cleaning = $0
  • Prescriptions = $50
  • Fun Outing = $0
  • Total = $603

After

  • Church donation = $353
    • Church donation = $328
  • Groceries = $60
    • Groceries = $65
  • Dollar Tree = $10
    • Dollar Tree = $25.50
  • Vehicle Service/Repair = $0
    • Vehicle Service/Repair = $0
  • Clothes Shopping = $0
    • Clothes Shopping = $0
  • Auntie’s B-day gifts = $100
    • Auntie’s B-day = $100
  • Restaurant = $30
    • Restaurant = $0
  • Zips Dry Cleaning = $0
    • Zip’s Dry Cleaning = $0
  • Prescriptions = $50
    • Prescriptions = $63.60
  • Fun Outing= $0
  • Shopping – Ollie’s = $26.98
  • Total = 609.08

Hmmmm…I came right around budget but…

I spend too much on groceries.  I wanted to make some special foods for the Super Bowl and everything was delicious but this category needs to be tightened.

The Dollar Tree budget was blown because I decided to reorganize my bathroom closet as well as some shelves in the laundry area and the refrigerator.  I purchased some organizing bins and totes for the Dollar Tree to make sure everything has a place.  I am so pleased with how those spaces turned out!!

Auntie’s B-day celebration has been accomplished and enjoyed!

I didn’t need to use the budgeted $30 for restaurant this weekend because my dear Cousin treated!  I had yummy lobster tacos and couldn’t finish them all.  Unfortunately I left my doggie bag in my mom’s car.  It would have made a great pre-midnight snack.

Prescriptions from Sam’s Club cost a lot more than I was expecting.  I still have a deductible to meet combined with the fact that the lower cost I was expecting to receive was only if I was a Sam’s Club Plus Member.  It pays to read EVERYTHING.

I unexpectedly went shopping at  Ollie’s.  I had a coupon for 15% off the entire purchase and I used it to get more ice melt and a new shovel.  More snow is expected in the area this week and I want to be prepared.  Also, I want Mirror Image to start helping me out.  She is little but mighty and shoveling is best done is pairs Happy Face Wink.

So there is it. Weekend Money reconciled.  I am going to go back to working for the weekend now.

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