Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My No Spend/Low Spend March

A few weeks ago, I decided that in March I wanted to challenge myself to keep track of my spending. February was an expensive month for us - new glasses and an eye exam for me along with several very necessary items of clothing that needed replacing. It also seemed like I was off my game when it came to our meals and was running to the store every few days for something that I forgot or needed. (Losing my paper with my entire February menu plan probably didn't help with that. Oops.)

This month, I'm going to keep up with what is going out and also, try and keep those little purchases that I don't even give a second thought to, to a minimum. I'm hoping to do a weekly summary post to see what I've spent and how well I did. I'm not going to include my groceries in this. This past Saturday I did my huge once-a-month run to Aldi's and Sam's for most of our groceries. Everything from here on out should just be little things to supplement as we run out, i.e., milk and produce.

Wish me luck! :)

2 comments:

  1. January is always a long month for us because dh only gets paid once a month, and his December paycheck comes BEFORE Christmas. Then, February turned out to be expensive due to sicknesses, etc. I know exactly what you mean about the little things really draining the ol' budget dry. I hope this goes well for you and reveals some of the "leakage." : )

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  2. Good for you!! I've been a little off my game lately, too. Hate it when that happens!

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