Another month behind us…. and still having some troubles (read about June here).
On a positive note, I saved $176.26 in July by using coupons . I also sold $92.10 worth of stuff at my friends’ garage sale and sold another friend $30 worth of maternity clothes. I got quite a few things for free or nearly free, such as toothpaste, band-aids, body wash, and peanut butter.
We also spent $282.63 on groceries, which is about $40 less than we spent in June.
On the negative side, we overspent our gas budget this month, due to the fact that we’ve been visiting lots of friends who live some distance from us and we took a trip to the zoo (which is 2 hours away). We were under our gas budget in June, so I guess it evens out, right?
We were also ate out A LOT in July. We spent a whopping $240 at restaurants and other food venues. I guess that’s why our grocery spending was slightly lower! In the third week of July, we ate out FIVE times. It was ridiculous. I am vowing to cook all meals at home for awhile. I need to get back on track and back in the kitchen. Besides that, my pants are getting tight!
So, another month, another clean slate to start again.
How was your July? Were you able to stay on budget? Did you meet your goals?