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Old 02-01-2013, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fine tuning the budget Febuary!!

Ok, we started our budgets for January. We are now a month into 2013 and some of us find we need a little fine tuning to our budgets. Some of us...meaning me lol.... need to start sticking more to the budget. Good luck all!!
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Today was $5.30 for lunch at Wings to Go
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$8 on Girl Scout Cookies. I couldn't help it. Those poor girls and the mom were freezing. They should get a lot of business for standing out in the cold.
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2/1 $20 for a few groceries we forgot, $15 for pizza for my husband and the boys. I didn't have any
2/2 $0 day
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$8 on Girl Scout Cookies. I couldn't help it. Those poor girls and the mom were freezing. They should get a lot of business for standing out in the cold.
from a troop leader we really appreciate your support!
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2/1 - major grocery shop $144 at the health food store, $300 at the supermarket (it always seems more expensive when I take DH shopping).
2/2 - $0. #1 for the month.
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My goal for the month is to hit 14 $0 days (I loved Sabine's goal of 50% of the month in January). My goal is off to a rough start:

2/1: $25 co-pay (need)
$20 hair cut for DS (need) I way over tipped, his cut is only a few dollars, but he threw such a fit in the chair, the poor girl really had difficulty doing her job!

2/2: $134 grocery shopping (need)
$59 gas (need)
$340.88 Amazon shopping (want) -- My Nook died so I bought a Kindle Fire...I'm really excited, even if the cost is difficult to swallow!
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My goal for the month is 12 no spending days. I think I would have hit it last month, but I forgot my lunch on a few days.

I have not had the best start to the month.

2/1 drinks and dinner with hubby $38.77 - not a need, but oh so worth it!
2/2 major shopping trip
Menard's for tile samples $4.51 (need)
Bedding from Kohl's $45.92 (need/want)
Personal care items and cleaning items from Target $58.64 (need)
Food and tax software from Sam's club $187.07 (need)
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I need to keep track, do I'll try this, again.
Yesterday: $4 dunkin donuts...my ds and I do this every Friday, its our treat for making it through the week-want
Lunch: also a Friday treat, $8-want
$11 between KFC and mcd's for dinner-want
$7 at CVS for tissues and soda, in our house this qualifies as a need.

2/2: $80 groceries-need
$7 at Dollar Tree for household stuff-need
$2.13 mcd's-want

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I'm going to give this a shot again. Last month was by far the worst month for me to start; with printers breaking, tires needing replaced, puppy having incontinence and many other large expenses it was a tough month. Luckily hubby is on a trip and makes a lot more and we covered it all with cash.

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$60.85 for matching t-shirts for our trip in April (50% off at Zazzle ) paid out of our Disney savings account (want)
$35.02 Friday night dinner at local restaurant (want - we eat out typically Friday nights, Sunday after church and Tuesday's at Taco Bell when we are in town)

2/2 $0 (#1)
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$8 on Girl Scout Cookies. I couldn't help it. Those poor girls and the mom were freezing. They should get a lot of business for standing out in the cold.
I also want to thank you for supporting Girl Scouts. My DD is a Girl Scout (and I am a leader) and we spend most of our time Jan-Mar selling cookies. I have always bought one box of cookies from every girl who asks me. When my DD was little she didn't understand why I bought from other girls but as she got older she likes to be the one to go to the girl and buy them. She likes supporting the other troops.
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Welcome back, everybody! I'm trying for 50% $0-days again this month.

2/1: $2.50 for coffee at McD for DH (want), $17 for lunch at Subway for both of us (want), $226 on groceries and dog food (need; but ouch!)
2/2: $8 on flowers for my mom (want), $85 for dinner at a restaurant (want; we do an expensive dinner like this maybe once a month but I'm always shocked how expensive it really is!)
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Great title, Janine!

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Tell me about it!!!


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...soda, in our house this qualifies as a need
Same here
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Not really a good start for me this month.

2/1: $126. at Best Buy for a printer. My old one which was about 10 years old jammed and I could not unjam it. (want/need) $4. at Dunkin Donuts for a coffee and donut. (want) $13. at Target for some needed items.

2/2: $12. at Target for some more needed stuff I needed. $5.28 at Dunkin Donuts for Breakfast on the way to work. (need/want)

2/3: $14. at Target for my prescription and contact solution. (needs). $2.60 at Dunkin Donuts for coffee and donut. $4.00 at my niece and nephews school for snacks and 2 carnation flowers. My niece and nephew were in their schools production of Wizard of Oz. During the intermission they sold snacks and flowers to benefit their program. I of course had to do my part to support them. I gave a flower to my niece and nephew.
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Yay, today was a $0 day.

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