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February No Spend: Groceries

February 14th, 2016 at 03:48 pm

We have moved into our next pay period of February spending. Monday would usually be payday, but because of the holiday my husband was paid on Friday. Today we went grocery shopping at the commissary. I would have liked to have waited one more day, but we may be getting some winter weather tomorrow that we would rather not be out in. We spent $92.45. This included $10.05 for litter and a couple cans of cat food. We have $74.29 left for groceries for the remainder of the month.

I feel pretty confident we have all the food we need to get through next Sunday. I think some of the things we bought, such as turkey bacon and cheese will extend into the next week for meals.

I paid balances on our credit cards in full on Friday. And made sure to allocate funds into categories for the remainder of the month, including savings for Christmas, Auto Insurance, and the minimum we save in our emergency fund. I did not add any money to restaurants, clothing, entertainment, gifts or pets. We still have nearly $1,700 left to budget. Since I did all of that other budgeting myself, I'm going to discuss that other money with my husband and determine which categories are important right now. I would guess Vacation, College, Furniture and maybe more to the EF. That excess is a testament to the fact that low spend months do result in extra money!

4 Responses to “February No Spend: Groceries ”

  1. snafu Says:

    I did a mini de-clutter of the pantry earlier today and while nothing had expired, I was startled by how full to nearly over flow I found the shelves. I like an ample pantry but there is nearly a six months mini groceteria. Beginning tomorrow the meal plan will focus on those lovely soups and entrees that need a cup of this and that like Chowders, Jambalya, various stews, ethnic dishes like Flemish Carbonades and Swedish Cabbage rolls. Other than coffee beans, fresh fruit and dairy, I want to stay out of the stores.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sounds like you're doing great!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Extra money to budget is a great problem to have. Smile

  4. alice4now Says:

    Halfway through the month already, you are doing great!

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