Here's a tour of how I plan my spending (ideally).
As it stands my average daily spending for March is $17.71 a day.
I'm pretty sure I can get away with buying tuna fish and apple juice today and not spending tomorrow.
That would bring my average daily spending for March to $16.96 a day.
My goal this year is $15 a day.
The remaining budgeted money in order to reach my goal of $15 a day for March would be $162.54 for the last 16 days; about $10.16 a day. I've accomplished this before BUT not while including spending for my son in the budget. I don't think I can do it... but will I try? Yep! That's the goal: spend $3.58 today, nothing tomorrow, and just $162.54 for the remainder of March.
All in all, at $16.96 a day so far this month I can't say I'm doing too poorly.
I've been doing okay with not buying food while working. I think it's about a 2 days out of 5 days ratio of purchasing food while working. Dropping those 2 days would really help in reaching this months budget goal.
I've got a few old oranges sitting on my counter right now that are just dying to be made into orange coconut bread. I'm off...