Monthly Spending Summary (Sept.)
If you want to see exactly what I purchased, check the posts under My Deals for more details.
Ugh! I went over budget again this month. I kind of knew that I was but I still don’t like seeing it. The thing is, I’m not really worried about it and here’s why. A lot of my spending the last couple of months has been because I was buying lots of fruits and veggies to preserve. I’m done with that now so I know I won’t be spending as much during the next couple of months. I also have about $60 worth of gas rewards that I earned in September and will use in Oct. So that will help me out too.
Still, I obviously need to be aware of my spending and mindful of what I purchase. Being over budget like this is a good reminder for me about that! I want to be more intentional about asking myself, “Do I really need this?” when I go to buy something. There will be times that I can definitely say no and just do without. After all, that is one of the biggest ways to save!
Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $200
Total Spent: $261.38
Total Saved with Coupons: $174.50
Total Saved with Sales: $144.25
Total Saved: $318.75 + 103.50 in gas savings* (thanks to grocery purchases)
* for details see individual Weekly Spending Summaries
Week 1: $40.26
Week 2: $38.65
Week 3: $129.01
Week 4: $53.46
Ending Monthly Balance: $61.38
This is the amount that I am over budget for the month!
Ending Annual Balance: $92.42
In case you are confused, this is the amount I am over (yes, OVER) budget for the year. Last month I was a bit over budget as well, so by adding that amount to this month’s spending it obviously put me even more over.