Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I have saved $2,806.16 so far this year!

My September Spending

My grocery budget is $500 a month ($125 a week) for my family of 4. This includes food, cleaners, personal hygiene items, and sometimes a few miscellaneous items. By shopping sales, using coupons, and stockpiling when prices hit rock bottom I have saved $2,806.16 so far this year. Setting a budget really helps to control your spending. I give myself a realistic budget and stay as close to it as possible. This month I calculated 5 weeks ($625) and I was over my budget just a little.

This month I shopped at the following store: Safeway, Albertson's, Walgreen's, Big Lots, Yoke's and WinCo.

Monthly Budget $500 $625 (this month I counted 5 weeks so my budget moved up to $625)
Spent $663.65 ($38.65 over budget)
Saved $419.47 (38.73%)

I love tracking my spending; I enjoy seeing how much I save.

Thank you to The Coupon Project for this free download.

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