Weekend Money #4

 

Source:Trident Fun Audit/Wakefield Research  — Jae Yang and Paul Trap, USA TODAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What fun and exciting things are we going to do this weekend?”  I know what that means…

That means the weekend is here and it is time to plan the money!

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) = $328
  • Gas = $20
  • Personal Care (haircut, mani/pedi, etc.) = $0
  • Groceries = $45
  • Dollar Tree = $10
  • Vehicle Service/Repair = $0
  • Clothes Shopping = $0
  • Gifts = $0
  • Restaurant = $0
  • Zips Dry Cleaning = $0
  • Prescriptions = $35
  • Fun Outing = $0
  • Total = $438

Church (tithes & offering) – I was paid this week – yeah! I set aside my tithes and offering first.

Groceries – I need to stock up on the basics – dairy milk, almond milk, cheese and the like. Aldi has chicken thighs on sale and that is my FAVORITE chicken to buy so that is definitely on the list. Aldi also has some clothes drying racks on special this week I may pick-up.  I would like to start using the dryer less to save money.

Gas – It is so inexpensive now.  I think it will only take $20 to fill me back up.  I am just below half tank right now.

Dollar Tree – I still need a few more organization bins and then I should be done. I will also likely get Mirror Image a few boxes of Hot Tamales or Sugar Babies.  She will separate those out into smaller portions to add to her lunch during the week.

Restaurant – Gosh, I hope not. I gave in to Mirror Image last weekend and went to Panda Express. But I want to stay strong this weekend.

Prescriptions – I will definitely pick that medicine up this weekend!

Fun – Mirror Image wants to have a friend over for a slumber party this weekend.  So between that and making clay for her class project, I think we will have the giggly girl and making a mess fun all covered. The adults of the house will be having fun walking the thrifty pooch many times, watching movies from the library, reorganizing the home office and taking FULL advantage of the FREE HBO PREVIEW on Verizon FiOS this weekend!!!

I will be back on Monday to tally up my successes (or fails).

Thrifty Image  Mirror