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Spending, $Small crisis Averted ...

January 21st, 2018 at 11:22 am

Last night I stopped at Dollar Tree, Aldi's and Russ's.

I spent a total of $37, although some of that was stuff for DH.

A few dollars were also because Aldi's was out of SO much, so I had to substitute or get it elsewhere.

DH also spent $12 on grocery items last night.

We're looking like our total grocery spending (non-gift card) will be around $150 this month!

This week I need to pick up more cat litter and also refill our water jugs (for cats water dishes)

I can't think of anything else.

So ... yesterday I was updating our budget and was wondering why our income was so low. I figured out approximately how much more should be coming in, and it was a good $500 less than last month.

I knew DH has had several low tip nights, but that really only accounted for maybe $150.

So after doing some more sleuthing, I realized that DH's paycheck from the 12th had never been deposited!! That was about $300 (he gets paid a paltry hourly rate, but gets decent tips usually in cash, plus delivery fees to cover gas)

I thought I remembered him giving me the check, but it wasn't in my purse. I was starting to worry that maybe I had lost it!

Before I decided to tell him (major egg on my face) I thought that maybe I should look through all the paper junk on my desk.

After about ten minutes of searching, I found the check! I really need to encourage him again to get his dd info to his employer. Yikes.

Of course, it would also help if my desk wasn't a huge pile of papers ...

5 Responses to “Spending, $Small crisis Averted ...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    So glad you found the check! I do like Direct Deposit myself, but really I'm so quick to deposit any other check that comes our way with our bank's mobile app. Takes less than 2 minutes.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I should do the mobile deposit with his checks - its just I have to go in to deposit the cash anyway, so it's just as easy to keep the check til deposit day (Friday when they're open til 6.)

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That makes sense on the cash.

    Ha, ha. Just posted my blog post and realized I also used Averted in the title. Probably was influence by reading yours, just didn't realize until after the fact!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That's funny Smile

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you found the check! Whew!

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