Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August Plan

Making my spending plan for August has been a little difficult for me because my summer income is about $400 less than during the school year. I'm trying to not invade my emergency fund, so the amount in each discretionary spending category is pretty sparse. I should get paid soon for work I did last week, but I'm not sure exactly when it will be processed, so I'm not adding the income until I receive the check. When that happens I'll increase each category a little.
Groceries $240 ($190 left)
Restaurants $20 (12 left)
Gifts $50
House projects $25 ($15)
School expenses $20
Miscellaneous $25 ($13 left)

When the extra income arrives, I will add in $100 for clothing for DS for new school clothes. He is pretty well stocked, but his jeans are getting a little short and ratty.
I'm looking forward to the challenge.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Sounds good! I have three daughters and one son, and it's my son that I LOVE shopping for...he's so easy...jeans and t-shirts. Period.

jpkittie said...

good for you --- if you are looking forward to challenging yourself, it will make it that much more fun... I don't look at it negatively, I am looking at it in a fun way :)

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

Good Luck!