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Week Ending July 12th

July 14th, 2008 at 03:36 pm

This week was a little better We're getting used to the idea of spending only what's in the checking account and not pulling out the credit card automatically.

Eating Out - $46
Groceries - $70
Golf - $14
Gifts - $35

Total - $165

My plan is to keep our spending under $200/week during the summer break for discretionary expenses. I've also decided to not include in this budget clothing, household, and repair expenses. It will be paid out of our savings instead of discretionary fund.

So to date we've spent in discretionary expenses - $374 ($26 under budget)

This doesn't include dryer repairs of $167, household expenses of $50, and clothes of $120.

I still need to work on eating out less. With so many fast food places less than 5 minutes from the house, it's so hard not to make a BK, McD, KFC, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Subway, etc. run if we're hungry and running late. I always make a meal plan for dinner but never for breakfast and lunch. I need to start doing that so we don't eat out so often. I also need to have frozen meals ready in case I'm not able to cook. That will also keep us from eating out at the last minute.

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