Monthly Spending Summary (Sept.)

I didn’t do so good at not going over budget this month.  Some of it was because I stocked up on lots of butter and frozen veggies and canned fruit.  But I’ll be honest, most of it was just because I was taking advantage of lots of “good” deals.  And really, they were good deals…but if I don’t have money in my budget then they are no longer good deals!  As I was looking back over my Weekly Spending Summaries I was just reminded again that I really need to be more careful with my spending.  Yes, it’s fun to buy $0.99 orange juice and $0.50 shortbread cookies but we don’t really need those things.  So…I’m trying to do better this month.  Live and learn, right?

Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $200
Total Spent: $283.70
Total Saved with Coupons/Sales: $278.71

Week 1: $86.28
Week 2: $155.66
Week 3: $55.03
Week 4: $27.94

Credits: $7
This was from a Rite Aid Single Check Rebate and from a small return that I had.

Ending Monthly Balance: $76.70
This is the amount that I am over budget for the month.

Ending Annual Balance: -$133.35
In case you are confused, this is the amount I went over budget for the year. So actually, I am over budget by $133.35 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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