First Budget of MarchPosted: March 9, 2012
|100||Personal (divided by 2)|
That’s my budget for this period. I’m going to try to slim down our grocery bill though. We did run out of some needed things like toilet paper, paper towels, and some other random odds and ends. But I think that by splitting our buying between Wal-Mart and Aldi’s, that we can cut at least $25 off. (I don’t know if I am under or overestimating but I will let you all know!)
As a side note—I don’t have to buy paper towels all that much. Maybe once every month or so which is really nice. The way I do this is by a two pack of super rolls and we don’t use our paper towels as napkins all that much. Instead we use our cloth napkins which were a much valued gift to us. We have enough to last us a week and as I do laundry every week, it works out really well for us.
The 400 for our utilities still includes our gas deposit (which I’m really looking forward to being gone) and our car insurance. (Our car insurance is really low because we have a beater car) The gas money, well, I’m hoping that we don’t have to use all of it this week. We generally don’t have to but I don’t think I’ll be saving as much for our car from it this week. (Again, I do have a set aside going into the car fund but whatever is not used from the gas fund goes into there).
This also doesn’t include any of our saving goals. I have some set for our wedding, our debt, and a few other things that are going on. Hopefully, I have more left over from our above categories so that I can squeak it into our savings accounts. I will probably be saving my personal money so that I can go shopping in another few weeks. My guy’s cousin is getting married and I might just buy a dress I’ve been eyeing. We also need to start putting aside money for a gift. I figure a $100 is a good gift right? They’ve been living together for a while so I don’t know what they would need. We will be putting aside a little every pay check in order to not break us.
How’s your budget looking?