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What I'm going to try to do

August 2nd, 2013 at 05:44 am

I think what I'm going to try to do for August is to post here a bunch to keep myself on track. I'm going to post when I spend money and what I spend it on. A way of keeping myself accountable.

So, in the spirit of that, I spent money yesterday.

$33 in household. Cat food, windex outdoor cleaner wand, air freshener to put by the cat box, baby wipes to clean the kitties where they can't reach (a suggestion from the vet).

$39 Food. Red Pepper, Onion, Lunchmeat, frozen shrimp, bread, milk, eggs, chocolate chips, bananas, Dortitos, Water, chocolate syrup

$126 Entertainment. $62 for campsite, $64 for four tickets to the baseball game (this is actually the Mom's Day and Birthday present for my Dad and his wife)

$5 Clothing. New pantyhose. I literally did not have another "skin tone" pair.

$31 Personal care. Weight watchers subscription, face wash, new scrubby poof.

Also, I'm going to make up a list of things that I don't need to buy. Those things that I have enough of--but I still buy more, like body lotion and pens. I'm especially a sucker for pens at the beginning of the school year.

5 Responses to “What I'm going to try to do”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Tracking your expenses allows you to go back later and review what you did spend and decide was it necessary, is there another less expensive option, and so forth! Best wishes for a low spend month!!

  2. momcents Says:


    This is where I plan to be accountable on my expenses and money choices, as well. Smile

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Good luck! I'm hoping for a low spend month too Smile

  4. IndianGal Says:

    Good luck with the tracking. Tracking my expenses last month really made me aware of how I was spending, and also kept me accountable.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I track my spending on a spreadsheet but also report a lot of it here. I do it to keep myself accountable, and to make myself think twice before I spend!

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