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Dinner and Grocery Spending

January 27th, 2018 at 11:20 am

We had a very nice time eating out. We did really good considering it was a brewery...we didn't drink! And I only had water with my meal. We spent three hours there and spent $38.61 on our entrees and DH's diet coke. He tipped generously with $8, for a total of $46.61 spent. So we are definitely over our frugal January restaurant budget. However, you really can't say no to an invite by friends that you don't see that often.

We stopped by the grocery store last night before coming home because we needed eggs. I did remember a few other needs(flour, turkey crumbles, cheese) as well, along with two requests from our daughter. We spent another $29.94 in groceries. We are now over the Uber Frugal budget in groceries too.

Despite going over budget in a lot of budget categories this month, we have done really well. I purposely put the budget low to keep us thinking about our spending. We have months where we just don't monitor it as closely. That's why I find these low spend months so helpful.

Here's what the Everyday Spending categories look like right now. I will probably end our reporting of our spending and Uber Frugal month after today. We have guests coming and I need to get some things purchased (specifically groceries) tomorrow. Notice how there's just $10 left! That's cutting it close isn't it?



The good news is there is plenty of cash to still be allocated to savings. I'll share that amount tomorrow!! It's a pretty big number. Smile

5 Responses to “Dinner and Grocery Spending”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    You have Y4 - just noticed. Smile
    I did better with grocery spending this month, but spent more than I was hoping to.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Glad you had a good dinner out!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, I'm going to keep using YNAB 4 as long as I can to get my money's worth!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I understand Smile I miss the red arrow

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Even if you overspent on your budget for eating out, I'm sure it was worth it. You are careful with your money overall so I'm sure you will make it up somewhere else.

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