Worry does not keep it from raining tomorrow, but it does keep it from being sunny today.The number one key I've found essential in trying to spend less, live frugally and pay off debt is to have a plan, oh and to stick to the plan. I will be the first to admit that sticking to a plan or a set of goals is very difficult for me (but I'm sure I'm not alone in that struggle). However, it all starts with having a plan in place. I think, like the quote above, today I will focus on doing well with whatever plan I've put in place, no need to worry or fret about the days to come and tomorrow will be a new day.
-Shannon L. Alder
September has arrived!
My spending budget for the month is $513.62
I plan to purchase a bag of cat food this month (est. $25)
possibly a few Christmas presents (est. $40)
A dinner at a restaurant (est. $30)
And today I bought the new pan I put in the budget ($16.68)
That leaves $100.48 to spend on groceries and whatever else each week this month.
^ That's the plan.
Spending rundown today: $16.68 on a new pan. I was hoping to find one on clearance and today I did. Instead of a teflon pan this time I bought a ceramic one. I've never used a ceramic pan so I hope I like it. I took out $6 to give to my sister for a book that we're going half/ half on. I spent $19.23 on groceries.
My budget for the month is $513.62 which leaves $471.71
Average daily spending for 2015: $18.01
I already marked a few things off my September list.
I signed my baby up for swimming lessons yesterday (starts in two weeks).
Little Abe and I (mostly him) made the thank-you card for my brother yesterday and put it in the mailbox today.
I got one of the dogs almost completely groomed so that's half way there on that one (SOOO much work!).
Happy September everyone!!!