The below list is a simple summary of all our cash outflow for February minus my husband's spending (which includes his lunches and any spending strictly for himself; ie going to a movie with a friend, picking up beer for band practice (which I don't think he did this month), ect). Also not included is birthday related expenses for my son which we took from our tax return. I kept it frugal though.
Home expenses $1303.54
Vehicle expenses $748.70
Credit card payments $550.67
All spending $567.60
Each of these categories has several things inside of them. For example home expenses includes the mortgage payment (and escrow), and equity line. Vehicle expenses includes the car payment, gasoline, an oil change, headlight, and car insurance. We almost spent less money this month than what was paid towards credit cards. Two months in a row I "almost" spent less than paid towards credit cards.
My "things/ stuff/ non-consumable" purchases for this month comes to 4 items. I bought two birthday gifts for my niece (that I neglected to give to her thus far), a shovel for my kiddo, and a small bin/ bag to keep his kitchen toys in. It was on clearance.
Average daily spending for February: $20.27
Horrid, just horrid, I know. February was a rough month. But it's March now. This month will be better... right?
Average daily spending for 2014: $17.84