Friday, November 27, 2009
And the November Budget Says...
UPDATE: I have done some end of the month shopping for an additional $24 expense. This brings the grand total to $319 for the month.
We are out of town for the Thanksgiving weekend and I shouldn't be doing any more grocery shopping, so I felt I could post this...
Last month I slacked on keeping track of our household budget. This month I have been a little better and have kept receipts from grocery purchases. I wanted to stay below $400 for all gorocery, household cleaning, and personal care items (all Walgreens trips included!) I cleared it with flying colors!!! Only $295 spent this monthon groceries!
In all fairness, I did do a big trip to Sam's Club just before the end of October, to stock up on meat. We were well stocked for the month. Also, we went out of town, a couple times so I spent more on dining out than usual. But still...we eat at home nearly every meal. Feeding 4 for under $300 a month is no record breaker, but still not bad. My stockpile pantry is growning so I feel confindent I can continue to slash my grocery budget. $50 a week would be great to reach as we will be moving in to a new house soon and could use the cash else where.
I am thinking of doing the cash envelope system for expeses next month. Does anyone do this? Does it work for you?