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34 cents left

January 16th, 2015 at 06:09 am

Well, it's the end of week two and by the hair on my chin we made it. We spent $399.66. Seriously. I posted on Tuesday and thought we were flush, but this was the week of everything breaking.

Why do I feel like now that I'm pinching pennies everything is breaking?? -This week, the headlight bulb on the car went out. Thankfully, I had a spare because I bought a two pack last time, so no $ out of pocket.
-Then, the wireless router broke. Granted we had it ten years. But still. Now? So that was $50.
-Hubby is killing the budget! Last week, he spent $20 on earbuds. Then he lost them. So this week, he spent $20 more on earbuds. If this keeps up, we'll have an $80 monthly bill for earbuds!

This was also an epically low budget week for groceries, mostly because we're eating up what we have, at about $136. I'm getting ready right now to do this week's menu.

Here is what we spent.

$4, reading ipad app for DS2
$15, Redbox gift card for friend
$35, Park seed order for garden
$22, kids and friend out to breakfast/playplace
$10.28, amazon (really $50, but used $40 gift card), to replace broken glass measuring cups and moisturizer
$5.50, butterfly habitat seed order.
$88, Microcenter: new router, new earbuds (hub)
$60 movie tavern
$8 work breakfast


$16.38 (gas fill up)


5 Responses to “34 cents left”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I think you've done well. The router breaking, well, that stuff happens. I think it's realistic to count that kind of expense in your challenge.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on making it!

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I wish you could get hubby on the same page as you are. You could accomplish so much more. It's like trying to swim against the current.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Does DH have a spending allowance? Maybe he'd be more careful with the earbuds if it meant that he'd have to forego something else he likes if he loses them.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    You've done well. We all have times when things tend to break, and it seems like all at once. A friend of mine commented it seems like all the lightbulbs burn out at the same time.

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