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3rd Monthly Financial Summery for 2014

April 25th, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Here is my Financial Summery for - March period.

I have updated my Excel finally so here are the figures for last month I have been quite busy here.

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 review for last month's budget.
These are the categories for this challenge.

Items === Approx. Budget===Spent

Eating out===$35=====$35.00
Groceries===$125=== =$87.66
Non-Food===$15
Clothes ====$35
Grooming===$20
Gas======$20======$35.32
HH items===$40======$37.80
Fares== ====$15
Entrainments== $15 ====$10.00
Garden =====$15
Gifts & Donations ==$35
Medical & Diabetes Expenses ===$70====$48.45
Misc ======$10
Personal Allowance =$90 ===$60.28

Note only one amount is a No Spend

No Spending Days 14 of 28 days

Budgeted for this period $550 spent $276.71 under by $273.29 on general spending.

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 $240.00 this period.

Grocery allotment $125 for each period it was under by $37.34 this period.

Strategy - Don't believe all the advertising you see on TV or in the mail you didn't know you wanted it 15 minutes before you saw that advertisement.


2nd Monthly Financial Summery for 2014

April 23rd, 2014 at 01:35 am

Here is my Financial Summery for - February period.

I have updated my Excel finally so here are the figures for last month I have been quite busy here.

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

These are the categories for this challenge.

Items === Approx. Budget===Spent

Eating out===$35=====$38.35
Groceries===$125=== =$67.26
Non-Food===$15======$10.80
Clothes ====$35
Grooming===$20
Gas======$20
HH items===$40======$37.80
Fares== ====$15
Entrainments== $15 ====$9.00
Garden =====$15
Gifts & Donations ==$35 ===$2.00
Medical & Diabetes Expenses ===$70====$58.60
Misc ======$10
Personal Allowance =$90 ===$27.54

Note only one amount is a No Spend

No Spending Days 19 of 28 days

Budgeted for this period $550 spent $251.35 under by $298.65 on general spending.

This month I spent money on 4 pairs of shorts that came out of clothes were an out of pocket expense of $36.00. 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 $1221.00 this period.

Grocery allotment $125 for each period it was under by $57.74 this period.

Strategy - Don't spend your forward bill money on trivia, it's been put aside for a purpose and keeps you stress free.

Recipes for Menu Planning

April 13th, 2014 at 01:08 am


I had a look at this thread as is quick to look in this blog than find the recipe on my computer. I found some beans and chickpeas in my freezer and wish to use some of them up this coming month. Along with other meats in freezer I try to use some of these in my menu planning.

CHICKPEA CURRY
Chickpea and Spinach Recipes
Pumpkin & Lentil Stew
Thai Creamy Chicken Satay
Broad Beans Provencale
Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry
[under Recipes on the first page]

1st Monthly Financial Summery for 2014

April 9th, 2014 at 01:05 am

Here is my Financial Summery for January period.

I have updated my Excel finally so here are the figures for last month I have been quite busy here.

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

These are the categories for this challenge.

Items === Approx. Budget===Spent

Eating out===$35=====$23.80
Groceries===$125=== =$101.91
Non-Food===$15======$4.65
Clothes ====$35======$36.00
Grooming===$20=====$22.00
Gas======$20=======$43.13
HH items===$40=======$17.80
Fares== ====$15 ======$20.00
Entrainments== $15
Garden =====$15
Gifts & Donations ==$35 ===$3.00
Medical & Diabetes Expenses ===$70====$8.00
Misc ======$10
Personal Allowance =$90 ===$56.60

Note only one amount is a No Spend

No Spending Days 13 of 28 days

Budgeted for this period $550 spent $332.89 under by $217.11 on general spending.
This month I spent money on 4 pairs of shorts that came out of clothes were an out of pocket expense of $36.00. 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 $230 this period.

Grocery allotment $125 for each period it was under by $23.09 this period.
Strategy - Track your daily spending down to the cent by writing it down daily.

A few weeks since I last posted

April 7th, 2014 at 06:23 pm

I will have to have a look at my budget again and do an update for you all.

I do like to a record of what I am spending somewhere.
One good thing is that I now paid all my bills and bought NO major purchases to date.

I have caught up with my project and plan to a few weeks off from doing it.

Now it time to work on different projects and this is one of them.

I came on here to find a recipe that I posted here a few years ago now!