In the last week of No Spend Month we spent $68.07 on groceries and $33.20 on our CSA share. Dining cost us $7.16. We spent $37.39 on gas. That’s a total of $145.82 for the week. So I know what you really want to know is did we stay within our budget for $620 for the month? Remember, this was our budget for all groceries, dining, gas, transportation, household needs, clothing, and pretty much anything else we might need to buy for the month. During No Spend Month 2013 I’m happy to say we spent a grand total of $545.41, just a little less than our budget.
What We Learned
In last week’s No Spend Month post, it was pretty humbling to have to write that we spent $69 on an unnecessary credit card fee. That was certainly not my shining moment as an advocate for frugal living. There’s nothing like blogging for a little accountability. As soon as I published the post, I got on the phone with the credit card company and they were completely helpful in getting the credit card canceled and refunding that fee! I was so relieved. I didn’t even have to sit on hold for very long.
How did you do with budgeting in January?
shannon Clark, Financial Coach
As a financial coach, I provide you with the guidance and support you need to manage your finances with confidence—so you can stop stressing about money. Since 2014, I've helped over 5,000 women and couples pay off debt and save for the future. Will you be next?