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I Need More Allowance!

July 29th, 2010 at 07:34 am

Okay. Not really. However, this past pay period, I did spend more than the $500 that I set aside for spending by about $75. There was a birthday party and a mini vacation that dipped into the spending money.

Luckily, I have some slush money set aside for just this type of thing. I just dip into it when needed. And these last two weeks, it was needed. It had been several months since I have had to do that. Now to see what August brings!

I expect August to be a little spendy. We need to buy a few more school supplies, new shoes for the girls, and likely glasses for both girls and contacts for my oldest (her first pair!). There are school pictures that will come early in the year also. I do need to make a list along with estimates for all of the things coming up. It can be a little overwhelming to see all that money flowing out.

2 Responses to “I Need More Allowance!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    We purchased new glasses this last month and wow, were they expensive! We didn't go to the place that advertised cheap glasses...we had heard it was sort of bait and switch tactic. We like our new glasses and bifocals are always more expensive.

  2. Jerry Says:

    That is what slush funds are for, and you didn't go over too badly! I think that glasses are unnecessarily expensive as well, unless you have decent insurance... but most health plans don't lead to that coverage. We are lucky because here in SE Europe glasses are quite inexpensive if you know where to go!

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