Posts Tagged ‘Spending Report’

Spending Report, Week Ending January 16th

January 17, 2009

Week of 1.10.09 – 1.16.09

Shipping – $28.89

Overdraft Fee – $33.00

Personal- $36.95

Grocery/Alcohol – $82.81

Dining Out – $15.47

WordPress Fee – $15

TOTAL – $196.65

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Spending Report, Week Ending January 9th

January 10, 2009

Week of 1.3.09 – 1.9.09

Toiletries/Beauty/Health – $17.99

Cleaning/Home – $6.14

Grocery/Alcohol – $4.48

Shipping Materials – $6.06

Dining Out – $10

Donations – $2

TOTAL – $46.67

Spending Report, Week Ending January 2nd

January 3, 2009

Week of 12.27.08 – 1.2.09

Shipping – $40.62

Grocery/Alcohol – $101.32

Gifts – $40.85

Donations – $2

Rx – $10

TOTAL – $153.94

I actually thought this was going to look a lot worse.  I’ve been struggling through the holiday season to stay within my $100 a week budget, and this past week I found myself unexpectedly needing a gift for David’s sister and brother-in-law.  It’s time to pack it in and get serious.

Spending Report, Week Ending December 26th

December 26, 2008

Week of 12.20.08 – 12.26.08

Shipping – $24.13

Shipping Materials – $15.33

Grocery/Alcohol – $146.84

Donations – $2

Research – $35.05

Toiletries – $3.77

Gas – $30.74

Gifts – $35.39

TOTAL – $288.25

Ouch.

Spending Report, Week Ending December 19th

December 19, 2008

Week of 12.13.08 – 12.19.08

Shipping Materials – $12.49

Grocery/Alcohol – $16.86

eBay Fees – $7.76

Gas – $30.00

Elance.com Test – $4.00

TOTAL – $71.11

David paid for most of the food this week, either out of luck or convenience.  Either way, I’m pleased.

Having done almost nothing aside from work this past week, I am beginning to see how very hard $100 a week can be.

Spending Report, Week Ending December 12th

December 16, 2008

Week of 12.5.08 – 12.12.08

Magazines & Books – $45.52

Grocery/Alcohol – $158.00

Entertainment – $26.97

Tips – $2.00

Postage/Shipping – $6.45

eBay Fees – $25.12

Restaurants/Coffee – $35.63

Gas – $24.56

TOTAL – $324.25

And I wonder why I am in debt.

Over three times my budget.  I’m not panicing (or, trying not to).  This is my first week tracking my spending.  Apparently I need to monitor WHILE I am tracking.  For starters, the books and magazines can be cut out.  This hurts!  A trip to Portland was included in this week, so I did buy some magazines at the airport newsstand and some books at Powell’s.  Grocery and alcohol are a big challenge for me.  The eBay fees came up unexpectedly.

I am considering cutting gas out of my $100 budget, simply because it’s a large expenditure for me.  Granted, gas prices have decreased greatly.  However, I commute around 100 miles a day, so it’s a fairly large expense.

Better luck next week…..