Wednesday, April 1

3 months down! ...9 to go.

How did we do this month? (Well, last month since I'm posting this on the 1st...)
Rule #1 - nothing new - broken. sigh I got that iPhone. Yes, it was an early birthday gift, but it still broke the rules. At least Luke's was free... although it was new also, so that's still literally breaking the rule.
Rule #2 - no frivolous spending - broken. double sigh The new phones & the cable. I still justify the cable as entertainment since we aren't spending money on anything else. No matter how I justify it though, we broke the rules.
Rule #3 - less eating out - not broken! We went out twice as a family, fast food both times even, so we didn't spend "that much" on food out. We also stuck to our individual once/week rules.
Rule #4 - outings - not broken! We still haven't had any outings at all.
30 transactions this month: 8 grocery, 5 restaurant, 12 gas, 5 other (1 beer run, 1 AT&T for my iPhone, 1 car part to fix my a/c, 1 car inspection), plus $20 cash withdrawal.
We should be paying Luke's car off in the next week, unless some unexpected disaster pops up. So, while we broke the rules a little, I think we're doing good. Hey, we've made it to APRIL with only one major breaking of the rules. We've just got to make it the rest of the year without it happening again... fingers crossed!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Helen. I am proud of you, especially for your willingness to be honest.

Nichole said...

I think your doing great! Much better than I.

Kristin said...

Way to go, Helen!!

Katrina Marie said...

WTG!! You're doing great!

Chrystyna said...

You're doing great! Don't be so hard on yourself ;)

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