Monthly Spending Summary (April)

If you want to see exactly what I purchased, check the posts under My Deals for more details.

I was a bit under budget again for the month and quite a bit under budget for the year.  I’m kind of wondering if we really would have needed to up our grocery budget for th year…although I know I’ll have lots of expenses once I start buying produce to can and freeze.  And I have to admit, having the extra $20 a month has been kind of nice.  It frees me up a bit and I’ve not been doing quite as much couponing the last couple of weeks as a result.  I still coupon, just haven’t gone to quite as many stores as I often do.  Sometimes a break is just necessary and nice!

Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $220
Total Spent: $185.73
Total Saved with Coupons: $82.21
Total Saved with Sales: $83.08
Total Saved: $165.29 + $107.90 in gas savings (thanks to grocery purchases)

Week 1: $69.90
Week 2: -$7.66  (this was a negative due to gas savings credit)
Week 3: $85.93
Week 4: $37.56

Ending Monthly Balance: -$34.27
This is the amount that I am under budget for the month!

Ending Annual Balance: -$294.83
In case you are confused, this is the amount I am under budget for the year.  As I said last month, I know this is a lot but at the same time I know it will disappear fast this summer once I start buying fruits and veggies to can and freeze.

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