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I'm a LOSER

$402.18

That was my April grocery/toiletry budget number.  Not bad really, but my goal is $300..lol  hence....loser.  Anyway,  I plan on doing better this month.  I do WAY better when I always know where my budget is at.  Last month I put all my receipts in an envelope like I always do but I didn't add it up until just now.  That method will help you spend more every time. :)
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Comments

Meandering Matt said…
Wow! Our food budget hasn't been $300 for a couple years now. We currently budget $400 for groceries. Of course, this includes toiletries, cleaning supplies, food, eating out, etc. I don't break all those out into different budget items. I know some people who do break it out. I do know exactly what you mean when you say not adding up receipts will help spend more every time! I struggle to get the motivation to enter them into my budget spreadsheet so we know exactly how much is left in our budget categories in a timely manner.
This blog is what motivates me to keep track. I need to step it up! It's not really about the number...more about being SO far from my goal...lol A spreadsheet....NICE!
Alicia C. said…
Don't beat yourself up too much. The cost of food & toiletries is slowly rising. Think about it - if every single thing you buy just goes up by 4 cents, your total spending for a month can jump by leaps & bounds. And there are some politician who refuse to admit we're in a recession!
Your right Alicia! I forget about that!

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