We're into the last week of February and i've actually been using this *free* APP (Spending Tracker) for a full month now without slacking off! I'm finding it very use to use and it's well worth the download! I need to set it up differently to track my customs and my customs spending as well though. So i'm going to see if I can figure that out within this APP as a totally separate budget. I've purchased a lot of fabric over the last couple of weeks, but will be replacing this weekend with a pymt. for my 'mega order' which will balance us out.
Anyways... this week overall went fine.. I brought in extra income so we stayed under budget. Some notes on this week:
Eating Out: I ordered Pizza Pizza for dinner one night and left a big, fat tip. It was expensive, but we had the $$ and I didn't feel like cooking so gave myself an "easy out" one night.
Travel: Cabs for hubby again. I cannot wait for spring!! These add up so fast lately!
The rest of our budget is self explanatory I think... ;)
Here's our spending over the last month... under budget each week! Not by a lot perhaps, but still under budget with a nice chunk going into our savings each & every week! :) We are blessed!!
This weeks budget is going to be a little different as we have friends coming to visit from the U.S. so i'm going to bump it up a little bit. But don't tell her we're in the middle of snow squalls and record breaking cold temperatures or she may cancel her flight... shhhh!!! So it's going to be a busy and fun weekend as we had a blast last time she was here to visit! Although if the weather doesn't improve I have a feeling she'll only visit me during the summer months from here on in... lol! We have shopping planned, a fabulous VIP tickets Lady Antebellum concert, (WOOT!!!) and just hanging out and enjoying each other's company! I'm really looking forward to it as I could really use some downtime! :)
My husband has also taken some holidays at my urging, so he's off for close to 2 full weeks to re-energize and de-stress! He desperately needs some time off so I think now is a great time for a small chunk of his holidays. He still has 2 paid weeks to take over the rest of the year, so will still have time off over the summer.
So this weeks budget is going to be $410.00 for the week, (hubby needs bus tickets, I need to do a *real* grocery shopping trip, etc) then hubby & I each have our own personal spending money. This will be for the weekend ahead and hubby has plans over the next 2 weeks with a couple of friends, so he'll need some cash for that as well. Not sure where mine will be going... we shall see! But I have to say, my friend & I did shop really well together as we have the same taste in everything it seems... it could be dangerous. ;) lol!!
I'll update on our slush fund, TFSA, etc... after I even out from my fabric purchases, etc... next week!
Well i'm off as I just got in from doing some banking and picking up a few items from Giant Tiger so should get my day going!! :)
How has your February budget went? Good, bad, or Ugly?