I missed last weeks budget by a fair bit and unfortunately for me I also missed meeting my contest goal (that announcement will be coming this evening). Although the numbers paint a story of overspending it wasn’t nearly that bad. The reason that the overall budget was missed was because we went shopping at Costco. We ended up buying a lot of food for this week which means that I won’t be spending as much this week. Here’s a look at last week’s numbers:
June 2 – 8
I was a little disappointed when I overspent in the alcohol department but the reality is I only bought a case of beer and overspent by a whole $4 which isn’t that bad. I was also a little disappointed with myself when it came to eating out for lunch – I have no excuse I simply got lazy. As I write this I’m already doing better this week since I have all of my lunch food for the week ready to go. Ah the wonders of canned food.
Overall I was quite happy with then result because I know had I not stocked up at Costco I would have been under budget by a fair margin. I am really looking forward to this upcoming week as a real test of my ability to stay within my budget.