October in Review

This was a different month for us.  On the positive side, we did not put any “regular/usual expenses” on credit cards. But on the negative note, our debit load did increase but this should be the highest it goes and from December forward it is the focus!
Debit Reduction:  Did not happen see above

Blog Post: This is my 12th post of the month. I seriously need to up my game. I did notice that I did not even post regularly on Wednesday this month so pictures should be an easy addition.

Days on Treadmill: Goal Met! We walked a total of 20 days this month!

Groceries- Goal met!  We spent $291 on groceries this month!  Two months in a row, below budget. I am hoping for a third!  I will say that we have cleaned out and turned off one of our freezers and plan to turn off our third refrigerator prior to our trip.  The pantry is also starting to look empty. My current plan includes a minimal month for November with a huge trip to Costco planned for December. I am also very hopeful that Food Lion will run it’s quarter back sale in January. I will be re-evaluating our grocery budget at the end of December. I honestly think that I will raise this to at least $600 next year because of the growing kids that live here.

Gas:  Fail! We are over budget this month by $75. I did have another flat tire this month but other than that gas is a huge expense for us.

Earnings:   We are continuing to focus on bringing in every extra penny we can. This month was an average month
Swagbucks = $175   Matt earned $75 and I earned $100
Ibotta= $20  Matt was able to cash out this month.
Shopkicks= $5
Total $200

November is a fun month with our trip to Disney!

 

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