Weekly Budget – Week 30 (July 20 – 26)

This week’s weekly budget will be a bit back to normal numbers since almost all of my bills were paid last week. The middle and the end of every month always see spikes in my spending which is why I have leaned towards avoiding displaying that information in the past. I have done a preliminary review from last week and it seems that with the exception of the alcohol item I am starting to fall within what seems to be a normal range. Here is this weeks budget:

Budget Actual
Alcohol $65.00 $0.00
Food@Office $25.00 $0.00
Food $125.00 $0.00
Gas $75.00 $0.00
Entertainment $50.00
Smokes $50.00 $0.00
Misc $75.00 $0.00
Transportation $18.00 $0.00
Stupid $0.00
Bills $140.00 $0.00
Baby $0.00 $0.00
Investment $0.00 $0.00
Total $498.00 $0.00
Updated July 20, 2009 – 12:300pm

This will be the last week where I am simply collecting information, I am pretty comfortable knowing how much I spend from week to week and how a change in my weekly routine will affect my budget. This week will also be a bit of a test to see if I will be able to maintain my food and alchol spending as those seem to be the items that are both often over budget and items that could be decreased.

Another item of note is that because the little one is with the grandparents this week we won’t have any baby related expenses; to offset any possible expenses with the baby will be the fact that my wife are going to go out once or twice to treat ourselves. I know that this is something that should be avoided when trying to stick to a budget but we haven’t treated ourselves in months and from time to time its worth it. I’ll be posting my review of last weeks spending later on this evening.

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