Wednesday, September 18, 2013
September No/Low Spend Challege Week #2
Well I am little late with update, it has been a crazy week around here. We still are having relatives stay with us on and off each week. Which makes life kind of hectic.
If you have missed this, I am participating in Carla's, September No-Low Spend Challenge.
Anyway, on to my challenge, if you missed my plan for the month you can find it here. You can find my first weeks update here.
My first goal was to pay cash for our weekend trip, which is actually this weekend. My goal was to save $600 cash for this trip. I have deposited both of my paychecks into my "mom" account and also transferred the savings from having our cable shut off. This goal is now complete. Go me!!
Next up is the grocery budget. I am hoping to bump out ER fund up to $1200 and use our grocery budget to do it with. Plus any other extra saving we can manage. Our normal grocery budget is $400 a month. I planned out our menu for the whole month of September which you can find here. This has helped so much even with feeding extra people all month! Right now I have spent $191.19. I have a few items I need to pick up but so far so good. The monthly menu plan has sure helped! I have had some reimbursement for some Dr bills we have had so our saving is sitting at $1074.44 right now. So hopefully by the end of the month I will reach this goal too :)
I can not stress enough how much having a plan has helped!