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!


David T. Macknet 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!

Jenny 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!! :-)