Monday, January 18, 2016

Mid(ish) Month Spending Update

Our spending budget this month is $526.69.
That works out to an average of $16.99 a day.

Spending as of today is at $393.11. This leaves $133.58 for the next thirteen days. I have planned no spends tomorrow and Wednesday so the $133.58 should technically be for eleven days.

Only $219 of this month's spending has been on groceries ($10.95 a day). I've spent $52 on clothes for little Abe this month (technically his dad spent $9.54 but I'm not calling that "his" spending so it's in the regular budget (how could any good father pass up really cool clearanced Star Wars clothing after all)). I purchased about four or five months worth of toilet paper ($30.22), spent about $50 on the dogs, and there are a few other odds and ends in there as well.

If I stick to purchasing food with the remaining budgeted monies then we're a little above our $12 a day average on food spending. So, it looks like I should be able to stick to this month's budget pretty easily if I stop buying other things... except we're going to need another bag of dog food and I'm planning to buy laundry detergent and dish washer soap.

The spending rundown is $393.11 spent
$133.58 to go
No spend days Tuesday and Wednesday
Eleven days left in the month after that

Average daily spending for 2016: $19.66


  1. Remember though, you pre-purchased clothing that would be needed later in the year, and now will not need to do that. I just bring that point up so you don't get too stressed if you need to go over this month, because you will be able to slightly reduce the remaining 11 months of the year. You are doing so well with your resources and so I'm sending a little encouragement your way.

    1. Thank-you Sam :)
      I was VERY stressed about money in December. Although this month is SUPER SUPER SUPER tight I'm totally not feeling the budget pinch that I was last month to meet my goal. Hooray for brand new years!!!