Monthly Spending Summary (Jan.)
You might remember that in Dec. I was trying to decide if we should up our grocery budget from $190/mo. Well, we decided to add $10/mo. since food prices are going up and also since the deals aren’t quite as good as they used to be.
I was under budget by quite a bit for the month. Part of that was due to the fact that our church family provides 9 meals after you have a baby. It’s SO nice! And many of the people gave enough for more than one meal so I basically had to do no cooking for 3 weeks. And as a result, I also didn’t need very many groceries.
I also was making an effort to use up some of my stockpile so that I didn’t need to buy as much. It’s time to use up some of the food that’s been sitting in my cupboards for a while! I think I need to do that again this month though because there are still quite a few “old” things that should get moved along.
Anyway…here’s the figures.
Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $200
Total Spent: $140.32
Total Saved with Coupons/Sales: $187.14
Week 1: $17.51
Week 2: $70.75
Week 3: $33.05
Week 4: $19.01
This was from two rebates, one for Prevacid and one from Rite Aid Single Check Rebates.
Ending Monthly Balance: $116.33
Ending Annual Balance: $83.67
- In case you are confused, this is the amount I have left over for the year. So actually, I am under budget by $83.67 for the year.