Weekly Spending Report 07/10/2011 to 07/16/2011

I’ve never done a weekly spending recap before and thought perhaps I should start.  I’ve noticed that if I don’t keep track of what I’m spending, I will just keep spending.  I know I have a lot of work to do in terms of cutting our spending back so please be gentle.  I’m working on trying to keep money instead but I really am not doing a great job with my spending.

10-Jul-11

Open New Account PenFed -5

Gas Transportation -55.31

Coffee Dining -4

Video Games Recreation -9.81

Lunch Dining -15

Total -89.12

 

11-Jul-11

Lunch Dining -10.77

Snacks Dining -10.93

Wedding Gift -100

Hair cut & color Beauty -250.25

Lunch Dining -10.18

New Account USAA -50

Garbage Utilities -13.25

Total -445.38

 

12-Jul-11

Lunch Dining -9.38

Pens Home Office -25.78

Hats Groceries -26

Gas Transportation -30

Total    -91.16

 

13-Jul-11

Coffee Coffee -4.53

Lunch Dining -8.1

CASH ATM -80

Breakfast Dining -17.32

Groceries Groceries -7.12

Total -117.07

 

14-Jul-11

External Hard Drive Home Office -65.51

Coffee Dining -10.52

Cell Phone Utilities -100

Groceries Groceries -21.52

Gas Transportation -40.01

Produce Groceries -6

Total -243.56

15-Jul-11

Lunch Dining -2.38

Coffee Dining -6.81

Clothing Clothing -12

Groceries Groceries -11.64

Hat Clothing -38.31

Total -71.14

 

16-Jul-11

Clothing Clothing -54.73

Lunch Dining -4.5

Total -59.23

 

17-Jul-11

Coffee Dining -4.25

Lunch Dining -23.84

Snacks Dining -15.81

Groceries Groceries -32.36

Gas Transportation -84.37

Groceries Groceries -99.47

Total -260.1

 

Total Weekly -1376.8

OMG.  This is what happens when you don’t pay attention to your spending.  I knew I was spending a lot of money.  I just didn’t know that I was literally throwing my money away on food.  I hate that this money wasn’t sent to pay down debt.  I continue to spend money on stupid stuff.  I can’t get DH to stop spending money either.  We definitely need to have a sit down tonight and figure out why we can’t say no to ourselves and our kids.

Next week I will do better. 

 

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One thought on “Weekly Spending Report 07/10/2011 to 07/16/2011

  1. As I came down I saw your daily spending was high but before you make any rash decisions you should monitor it over a few weeks. We all have weeks like this sometimes, I doubt this will be your regular weekly spending.

    Don’t beat yourself up over this week. You have made a start and that is a huge step.

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