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Sorry this post is so delayed guys. We had a bit of a family emergency this week so we are just getting back to normal.
So this was our last week of the Month of No! I am really proud that we stayed on (and under) budget on our allowed spending categories. We did have one small emergency expense this week that I will talk about below.
Here is our spending for the week. It was our grocery week so this makes the totals higher:
Whole Foods: $ 167.48 (includes our out meal for the week)
Gas- Raquel $20.00
Gas-Raquel $18.04 (Gas at Costco was so cheap! I couldn’t resist filling up)
Gas- Hubby $30.00
Home Depot $9.18
Weekly Total: $376.15
So the emergency…our tub stopped draining. It was draining slowly, and we were living with it for the month, but then it slowed to a stopped. We noticed that the stopper level (I am sure these are not the technical terms here, but the knob that keeps the water in the tub vs draining out) was stuck in the non-draining position. Hubby watched some youtube videos and discovered a piece broke off the mechanism and that
we he could repair it! The part cost us $9.11!!
Now let me just say in the past we would have called a plumber and $100-200 later we would have the same result….
Takeaway: I love Youtube! Research before you call/buy if possible!
So, where do we go from here??!!??
1. We are going to continue to log our spending. I was not a fan of this, but writing it down and totaling it up weekly has been a huge motivator. It doesn’t keep me from buying needs, but that total pops in my mind when I want to buy something optional. I also want to categorize it at the end of the month.
2. We have added his/her spending money to our monthly budget. Stay tuned for a budget update post about this.
3. We have decided to really try to push to be debt free at the end of the year. We are really going to question our spending and see what happens. When I did the math, we could get really close so maybe if we make a few cuts along the way, we can get there! I am thinking of doing quarterly updates just to keep myself accountable.
Thanks everyone for following along with us this month!
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