Im so shocked and saddend!!!

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Im so shocked and saddend!!!
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Sat, 02-28-2009 - 10:24am

Ok, I didnt play in the Feb challenge as we are just starting out making a budget. Im so dissappointed!!!!Just logged into our banking to see what we spent and I almost got sick!!!!! Here is my list for Feb....


DH,myself,DD (7), DD (4), DS (2)


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Sat, 02-28-2009 - 7:26pm

Well, once the shock wears off...pick yourself up, dust yourself off and decide what it is you will do to improve things for March.


Eating out and grocery spending are the easiest places to start cutting back. My grocery bill is high (around what you are spending). We are a family of 4 "adults" (as far as food needs are concerned), I live in the NY metropolitan area, I buy mostly organic and natural foods, I cook from scratch with good quality ingredients...and we rarely ever eat out. I was beating myself up for the amount I spent on groceries compared to some of the other folks here...but you know what, even though there is room for improvement, I have to realize that some of that



 

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Sat, 02-28-2009 - 7:48pm

I think we've all gone through the "OMG! I SPENT THAT!?!" moment. Now what you need to do is sit down and figure out a budget that you can live with. Be realistic.


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Sat, 02-28-2009 - 11:10pm
I am new here. I havent had a budget for things. It seems whenever I turn around there is something else I have to pay for. I did want to say I LOVE your siggie. I love Tony Stewart. I think he has a good shot this year.

Lisa


Mom to Kelly, PJ, John, Brooklyn, Nicholas, Joseph, our sb angel Gianna, and Jacob


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Mom to Kelly, PJ, John, Brooklyn