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Spending on My Car only

July 22nd, 2013 at 05:15 am

Well today I finely got to the mechanic to get my car seen too! It was due for an minor service this month so I rang up an booked it in to be looked at as I was having a feeling that my brakes weren't a 100% which turns out I was right, being told they were ok! I had a leak in rear wheels, drums replaced, its why they weren’t finding the problem.

So bill came to $562.26 and got discount $190 [via my service voucher, I got earlier this year] on $353.25 all up. They also drop me home and came and picked me as well! After I did fill my car up with petrol costing $36.95 for 25 litres its $1.51.5 litre here at the moment was $1.66.5 on the weekend. So an expensive day car wise of $390.20.

Spent on nothing else today.

No Spending Days

July 14th, 2013 at 07:04 am

Having a quiet weekend here! I have spent nothing over this weekend, on Friday I went up and paid my Rates which has gone up like most bills this one by $10.00 per quarter, and I bought a Sundae at the fast food outlet here “Hungary Jacks “ as they are have a penny pitcher specials at the moment. So I got a sundae for $1.20 instead around $3.25. One threat once in a while is ok in my book.

So far I have had eleven No spend days so far this period and still have one week to go! I have been spending time on my computer and working on a craft project as all is not lost time wise.

Sixth Monthly Financial Summery for 2013

July 8th, 2013 at 09:08 am

Here is my Financial Summery for May -June period.

I have updated my Excel so here are the figures for last month.

This for period of 28 days each as I work on 28 day cycles, my dates may be out to calendar months so here are the figures that will bring it up to date as its very near the end of next 28 day cycle.

Reviewing my monthly daily living allowance

This is my first review for last month’s budget.
These are the categories for this challenge.

Items === Approx. Budget===Spent

Eating out===$35=====$30.20
Groceries===$125=== =$55.80
Non-Food===$15
Clothes ====$35=====$11.00
Grooming===$20=====$33.00
Gas======$20
HH items===$40=======$70.65
Fares== ====$15 ====$10
Entrainments== $15
Garden =====$15
Gifts & Donations ==$35
Medical & Diabetes Expenses ===$70====$5.35
Misc ======$10
Personal Allowance =$90 ===$19.28

Note only one amount is a No Spend

Budgeted for this period $550 spent $235.28 under by $314.72

No Spending Days 15 of 28 days

Personal allowance covers health drinks , lotto, books, stamps, craft and hobby supplies.

Eating out including meals out with family and friends, we all go Dutch.

My credit cards are still paid in full each month, it was $450.00
Grocery allotment $125 for each period under by $69.20 this period

Strategy - Do remember what you have stored before you go and buy more of the same.

Cutting back on supermarket spending

July 5th, 2013 at 08:12 pm

Looking at my food and supplies stockpiles, I think I can go at least until November without buying too much in the way of food and supermarket items. Just all the perishables will still need to be bought so I will see how much can get my grocery allotment in my budget down in the coming months starting with my next post. My next monthly summery is almost ready to be posted here.

I have been working on reading and editing on trove this past few weeks so haven’t posted that much anywhere.