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Actual Spending – Week of 9/28

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I was spot on in my Anticipated Spending this past week. I’m getting pretty good and staying on track and tight with my money. Now instead of having buyer’s remorse after I spend money, I’m listening to those inner twinges BEFORE I spend money. This is huge for me!

Actual Spending - Week of 9/28

DescriptionAnticipatedActual
Income *after taxes$576$576
Gas($35)($35)
Volleyball - entrance fees($5)($5)
Princess - camp savings$178$178
Rent($650)($650)
Camp Payment($178)($178)
Utilities - water, sewer, trash, gas($127)($127)

Total($240)($240)

I don’t really have any notes for this coming week. Princess is out of public school until Wednesday due to Fall Break. We are not going to leave the house (best way to prevent me from spending money.)

I have a meal plan, a list of things to do if the kids get bored and a giant to do list of projects and work tasks I can tackle.

My biggest goal is to avoid temptation. As my bank account grows, it is always easy to think of all the things I can do with that money. But it will be exciting at the end of the month to be further ahead than I have been in years.

Remember, we are in No Spend Month and I am only paying minimums on everything. So while my debt payoff will be halted for the most part this month, I am not just twiddling my thumbs, lots of planning and studying going on behind the scenes. More to come on that.

 


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