End of Week One summary

Well I have come to the end of my first week of a cash only budget and have a bit of money left over.

A whole $9.51.

I think I found a penny somewhere, because according to all my receipts and my notes I should only have $9.50 left. :-)

My spending for the last week breaks down like this:

Groceries $171.04
Misc. $119.46

Included in the misc items are two birthday gifts, the remaining school supplies, things that don't fit anywhere else. Oh and both boy's allowance.

On to week two!

3 comments:

DaviMack said...

Equally interesting is to download your bank statements & analyze them. We downloaded ours for an entire year, looked at how much we spent eating out (more than 10% of our income), and just freaked! It also gives you a great way to see what food you really spend the money on vs. what's really a bargain.

Good luck!

Quellia said...

I also keep a menu plan book where I write down what I am going to make for dinner, and if I change my plan, even to go out, I go back and write it down. So no shock about how often we go out, which isn't that often!

Janet said...

I should really start tracking my spending like this too! (Mario would be so happy if I did)... but truth is, I'm scared, I don't think I want to know how much money I spend!! :-)