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$230 Left

December 11th, 2017 at 05:22 am

We are doing really well this pay period with spending. Out of about $1000 budgeted for our variable expenses this pay period we still have $230 left.

We did get pizza takeout on Friday night for $15.10. We rented a digital movie from Amazon the weekend before last for $4.27. Personal care has only consisted of two haircuts and about $20 in personal care products. Household goods spending is under $20, buying paper towels, all purpose spray, an adapter for my car charger and a few other items I can't remember. Really good deals on all of those.

Most of spending was on groceries and extras for holiday baking, fuel, and allowances for the girls. I have been buying more organic ingredients and making things from scratch like soups. I think these are expanding my grocery bill some. Does anyone here use Better than Bouillon? I use pre made stock or broth for my soups. Yes, I know you can make it but that isn't the direction I want to go. Traditional bouillon is very salty, and I understand this product has less salt.

It remains to be seen if we spend much more before Friday, but I think the leftover cash will likely go in the clothing budget which currently only has $80. My oldest daughter says she is in need of winter shirts. She swears she only has three! I guess when they are away at college we just don't shop that much! We won't need all that money, but I will put it there to be prepared. I could also use a new pair of casual dress shoes. I expect there to be some good sales in the coming weeks after Christmas.

4 Responses to “$230 Left”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you can find those shirts on sale to help the budget.

    I can't help you on the Better than Bouillon. I make my own broth with the Crockpot and then freeze or can it.

  2. Carol Says:

    I have used Better than Bouillon. I don't use much salt so I often use it for both flavor and salt. It is very handy to have a jar in the frig.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Is B than B the stuff in the plastic jars-a little bit thicker? I've used that in the past. I also really like https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/chicken-soup-base/c-24/p-1628/pd-s

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    MEC, thank you for mentioning Penzy's! I have a few other things to buy from them and I may be near one this weekend when we pick my daughter up from the airport. Perfect!

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