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First 2 Weeks of Budgeting

August 18th, 2007 at 12:36 am

I managed to stay within my budget the last 2 weeks. In fact, I have about $10 that I didn't spend. I did overspend in certain categories, like groceries, but what I saved in others still kept me in budget. There are a few things I might have to modify. For example, one of the reasons I went over the grocery budget is that I spend about $8 every week in weight watchers 2 Point Bars. Since I work there I get them at half price, but that still is expensive.

I just finished coming up with my budget for the next two weeks. Wow, lots of bills to pay ($1500). I've never really had to pay such tight attention to my cash inflow and outflow. It really makes me a bit stressed out. Still, this month is very unusual since I put the down payment for my car ($500) on a credit card. I don't want to pay interest on that so I'm paying it all this month.

4 Responses to “First 2 Weeks of Budgeting”

  1. Househopeful Says:

    Budgeting is an ever changing process. Seeing those numbers in black & white can be a bit stressful, but you're doing great! Also, I just wanted to let you know I'm doing the Weight Watchers too. In terms of snacks, I don't do the 2 point bars, but I do get boxes/bags of regular size snack foods & just divide it up into low point servings. I do this with baked cheetos and with All Bran crackers. Also, low fat granola bars are the same amount of points as your bars and they usually cost less.

  2. jdedit2001 Says:

    You are right. For the same price I'm paying in can get a box of 6 bars in the grocery store. I just find I tend to overeat the grocery bars because they don't fill me up as much. Guess I should learn some self-control regarding those things.

  3. terri77 Says:

    If you're getting them half-price that's a great deal. And they seem to be benefitting you a lot. I wouldn't feel guilty about buying them if they're keeping you from eating more or something bad.

  4. Amber Says:

    That is great you are within your budget also I agree with Terri, half price is great

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