Monthly Spending Summary (May)
I was very excited to be quite under budget this month. I’ve been trying to be more careful with my spending- more deliberate about buying only what we need and not just buying something because it is a really good deal and could use it but don’t really need it. It is helping too that I’ve been working at using up my rather large stockpile. And the side benefit of that? Getting my cupboards a bit more cleaned out in the process. Not going to complain about that!
Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $200
Total Spent: $145.11
Total Saved with Coupons/Sales: $319.40
Week 1: $15.87
Week 2: $60.68
Week 3: $50.58
Week 4: $17.98
$9.00 of this was a check from Endorse. If you haven’t signed up with Endorse, you really should. If it is anything like it was before you’ll make a nice little bit just on what you normally purchase.
Ending Monthly Balance: $96.11
This is the amount that I have leftover for the month.
Ending Annual Balance: $312.46
In case you are confused, this is the amount I have left over for the year. So actually, I am under budget by $312.46 for the year. I like to try to have quite a bit of cushion built up by June because I do a lot of canning and freezing of produce and fruit in the summer and it really kills by grocery budget!
How did you do for the month? I had challenged you to try to shave just $10 off your grocery bill for the month. Anyone want to share how it went?