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February totals

February 28th, 2008 at 03:39 pm

I just figured out my total spending for the month and broke it down into categories.

Eating out or take out: $196.65
This is due partly to the fact that I work 12 hour shifts during the week and 10 during the weekend so when I get out of work I do not want to cook. I need to plan dinners ahead and cook them on my days off and freeze for later.

Groceries: $%348.25
I know it is probably more than that I just misplaced some of my reciepts.

Gas: $100 and maybe more just for me as my husbands employer pays for his gas.

Unnecessary: $215.88 and probably more.
This was due to items purchased for in laws coming as well as some items for DD2. Oh and Yankee candles for MIL and my Sis when I visit her at the end of the mont.

Miscellaneous: $225.46
Cap and gown
DD2 lunch money
Best Buy cash payment for 2yr warranty

Medicines- $45

Grand total not including bills, some items put on Lowes card, the new computer, and DH lunches for the week (since I can't track that) is: $1,131.24

Savings with coupons: $18.25

This is bad. Now I know what I need to work on .

3 Responses to “February totals”

  1. mom-sense Says:


    At least you have a startin point for trying to reduce expenditures. I did really well in January with planning and being judicious. It was a good feeling. Totally fell off the bandwagon for February. No ppoint in even posting totals. Glad that March is on saturday - new month ... new start

  2. scfr Says:

    It is great that you have it down on paper.

    Can the girls help out with meal prep?

  3. over my head Says:

    scfr- Unfortunately not. Only because my dd1 works mon-fri at a pre-school and her hours are 3-7pm and she does not get home until around 7:30. DD2 is only 13 and needs supervision in the kitchen. DH does not get home until after 6 usually and he takes his shower etc. Now on the weekends DH will sometimes grill out or uses the smoker his friend gave him.

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