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I thought I would quickly crunch a few numbers for you (and me)!
This month, after getting paid by Tupperware and finishing fair booth fees and a team challenge payout, I had another $1,150 to add to my fund. I got $195 back from the first children’s resale event (Just Between Friends) and $225 from the second one (Half Pint Resale). Add that to my total and I have $4,100 in the bank!
Not too shabby — 1/10th the way to my goal and I started on March 1st — so we are talking only eight weeks.
My summer fair/event stuff is all paid off and I will be collecting shift fees back from participating team members so more of my monthly bonus checks will be added to the account as the year progresses.
I have kept with in my grocery budget for the month so far — under $100!
4/7 – $7.53 just a few basics (milk, bread, eggs)
4/14 – $31.06 and I have $25 coming back! (canned goods, yogurt, etc)
4//21 – $35.44 and I stocked up on chicken and beef roast!
So far that is $74.03, or $49.03 if you add that $25 back into the mix that I am getting back by mail, LOL! That should get me REALLY far this Wednesday when I get Smoked sausage, fruit chillers, string cheese and laundry soap. I really think I will come in UNDER my $100 budget!
We DID eat out twice this month (once to that A&W)– and hubby is still having his weekly Friday Fish dinners…if I add in this coming Friday that is $56 to eat out, a savings of $244 from our documented history of $300 a month.
Education for Sarah? This was the last month to pay for preschool – May is covered by the deposit from the beginning of the year. Next year is Kindergarten and that is FREE! That means I will be saving $130 a month thru the rest of the year. Yipee!
What you will see in the next few weeks:
-Monday Meal Plan — I will list for the week what we are going to eat
-Garage Sale Mania! I have my annual Inventory Sale and have also added things that I have been slowly weeding thru that I do NOT plan to pack and take with me!
-Love the Library!
-My grocery store plan of attack, so you know in advance what I plan to get at the store
I’m off for a “date night” with my hubby – we scored some free tickets to a dinner show! (Yes, I will be paying for a sitter tonight but think I came out ahead with free tickets worth $80)
Until next time – if you haven’t done it yet, I challenge you to track YOUR expenses. You can’t see where to save it if you don’t know where it’s going!