The weekend is here and it is time to plan the money!
When I started this test last week, I realized that I forgot some spend categories so the list below is revised.
I am going to pre-spend here on this post, then reconcile on Monday. I plan for this to be another avenue of accountability and budgeting. So here we go:
- 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
Church – I was paid this week (yeah!) and my tithes and offering will go into the storehouse on Sunday.
Groceries – Sigh. This is higher than I usually budget for groceries to account for making a special breakfast for my family on Saturday and having special foods for the Super Bowl. I am making Saint Louis Style Ribs using this recipe – http://www.wmarketnyc.com/recipes/apps/stlouisstyleribs.html#. Aldi had these ribs on sale this week so I am indulging.
Dollar Tree – I expect to only spend $10 or less over the weekend at the Dollar Tree. That is largely because I have shopped there every day this week to use up some coupons and to buy some organizing bins and systems.
Auntie’s B-day gifts – Will try this one again.
Restaurant – As a matter of habit, I try to minimize our restaurant/fast food eating. We did not eat our at all in January – success! However, I am spending Saturday with family members that are coming up to visit. They have already shared they want to go out to eat lunch. So, hopefully I can keep our bill down to $30.
Prescriptions – I still need to pick those up…
No “fun” stuff planned other than being together with the people I love. Will likely rent a movie from the Library or just plan to enjoy those Super Bowl ads.
I will be back on Monday to tally up my successes (or fails).