Sunday, September 30, 2012

End of the Month Wrap Up


Just a quick update for today...Our grocery bill expense for September was $197.50, which is lower than normal for us for a couple of reasons. I have not been to the grocery store as much this month as I normally have been. I only went shopping for groceries four times this month and we have eaten out more than usual this month and especially this past week since my Mother has been hospitalized. Hopefully that will come down once she is back home. Same with gas expenditures this month, which were $175.16, which is higher than normally also due to driving to the hospital all this past week. I am fortunate to have worked almost every school day in September with the exception of two days. I paid off one of my clothing store credit cards this month and have no plans to use it anytime in the near future. We have a well stocked pantry and things are looking good for us going into October.

Belinda
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”

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  1. Sounds good, Belinda. Life can throw us some curve balls, and being able to reply upon your pantry stockpile has eased the expense of more take out and more gas to drive to see Mom. Frugal Queen is using a great expression, "Stoptober" indicating, stop spending in October, beyond the normal gas, electric, rent/mortgage etc. All extras are out of the budget

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    1. Oh I like that idea, Carol! Today, I made sandwiches and brought water, corn chips, and apples, so no eating out. I am going to try and do that everyday. I don't think she will get to come home tomorrow either, so bring food will help save money.

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  2. I hope your mom recovers quickly.

    Carol is right; it is nice to have the pantry stocked so that when emergencies arise you're able to do what you feel like you need to do without additional worry.

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    1. Thank you, Shara. Hopefully Mom will get to come home soon, andYou're right about the well stocked pantry. Every little bit like that helps. :)

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  3. Good job paying off your clothing store credit card, Belinda! And I'm so happy for you that you've picked up so many days work this past month! I hope October continues in the same direction.

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    1. Thank you, Lili. I hope you have a terrific October as well.

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