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Spending, spending, too much spending

September 7th, 2015 at 04:53 pm

I have pretty much spent all of my grocery budget for September at this point. And will have to do some major whack a moling for other categories (household, Kari, etc)

I don't know what set me off on this, but part of it I guess was getting sucked into the apps ... Did I get some things I really DO like and really WILL use? Yes, yes I did. Did I get things that I haven't bought in a good long while mainly for being expensive for what they're worth? Yes, yes I did.

Are the rebates and cash back going to make up for that? Not much ... maybe $33 in rebates/cash back, and some of it who knows when I'll actually see it because of cash out limits.

It's months like this one where before I just threw up my hands and said, what's the point of recording it all? But I'm determined I'm not going to do that. This month is going to be ugly. Very ugly. There's still 3 weeks to get through, plus a 4 day visit from my mom. It's going to be an ugly end of the month report.

I didn't get anything done pretty much for a 3 day weekend. Other than getting two workouts in and making a tater tot casserole - I did nothing.

Considering that I'd wanted to - clean out car, clean kitchen, clean bathroom, organize pantry and get my papers sorted/shredded ... yeah, this was not a productive weekend at all.

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In good news ... my brother and I had a chance to talk today. We are back on good terms.

In other news ... SO has been asking me some questions recently which are making me think that I may be getting a visit here from a lot of family members all at once in the somewhat near future. Only time will tell. Smile

6 Responses to “Spending, spending, too much spending”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Hmm--when I have a lot on my mind it's hard for me to concentrate on disciplined stuff. There's always tomorrow. Hang in there.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Well, that is the point of recording, so you know where you stand. Sometimes you do overspend in one category, but when you're tracking, you know you need to be more mindful and to cut back in other categories. August was awful for me! But this month is a fresh start. You'll get a fresh start, too, next month.

  3. bluesfemme Says:

    Glad you and R are back on track :-)

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy to hear you and your brother are on good terms again, that's great news! Spending - you may have a few NSD's in order this month? Also if you didn't get much done on the weekend what about spending 10 minutes each day after work to make up for it? Will save you time next weekend

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    MEC - Thanks

    CB - Yep, next month is a fresh start.

    Bluesfemme - Thanks

    VS - That's the plan - have as many NSDs as possible the rest of the month, and make myself do at least ten - fifteen minutes around the place before I can sit at the computer when I get home!

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good plan!

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