Monthly Spending Summary (August)

Oh my, I went way over budget this month!  I bought a lot of things to can/freeze which bumped up my expenses.  Here’s what I bought:  125 ears corn, 2 bu. peaches and 3 1/2 bu. tomatoes.  But even so I still just wasn’t being real careful with my spending.  I’ve been so busy that I got lax with being mindful of what I purchased.  Doing this monthly spending summary was a good wake up call to think more carefully about my purchases.  I’ve been too quick to just grab things that are a good price even when we don’t really need them that much.

If you want to see more specifics of what I purchased each week, check out my Weekly Spending Summaries.

Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $200
Total Spent: $363.96
Total Saved with Coupons/Sales: $356.52

Week 1: $60.96
Week 2: $98.54
Week 3: $23.97
Week 4: $61.33
Week 5: $119.16

Credits: $0
Very unusual but I had absolutely NO credits this month…sure could have used some though!

Ending Monthly Balance: $163.96
This is the amount that I am over budget for the month.

Ending Annual Balance: -$56.65
In case you are confused, this is the amount I went over budget for the year. So actually, I am over budget by $56.65 for the year.  I’m almost all done buying stuff to can and freeze so hopefully I can get ahead again soon!

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