Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Adios Old Man January (almost)

I think I can make it the next three days on $20. That's my goal. If I accomplish this task my January daily spending average will be $15.59 a day. I'm happy with that. Under $16/ somewhere in the $15 range, I'd say that's on goal.

My husband brought home burritos one day and we had subway yesterday. Otherwise we did not eat out this month and I don't feel deprived. I won't presume to speak for hubby on that front though (and he did dine out on his own a few times with his lunch money). The only real sacrifice I can think of this month is milk. I always buy organic milk for Abe but since I'm including him in my spending budget now I only purchased one gallon of organic milk for him this month. $6.29 a gallon verses $2.99 a gallon is hard to work into the budget. I'll buy another gallon of organic with the February stock up money and see what the rest of February and organic milk looks like.

I've made one non-consumable purchase this month: the microwave. (Sluggy, I bleached the bathmat and it looks pristine... so does the bathtub) I can't believe January is almost gone and yet 2014 somehow seems older than it actually is. Hmm.

Average daily spending this year: $16.22