It’s the Time Again, Budget Week Ending 03.24.13

Posted: March 24, 2013 in Budgets
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Alright everyone it be that time again, time to do our weekly budget, amazing how the time just flies right by!

Anyhew, not much new to report – this week I’ll be paying off the past due balance on the car and we can FINALLY go car shopping next weekend, I am stoked to say the very least about that…yes I know car shopping isn’t my favorite (see previous post on the topic) I am happy though that we are going to get out from under the money pit (this is what I call our car as we’ve spent more money in repairs on it that anyone truly should)…so that makes me very happy!  This will be a $500.00 draft from the refund for a down payment, but it’ll be worth it.

On that note, yesterday we did something we wanted to do, I took the kids to the movies – an unexpected, un-budgeted expenditure, but one I was happy to make – took the kiddos to see ‘The Croods’ a very cute movie and something we’ll most likely purchase when it comes out on DVD.  I don’t feel guilty about this at all, we hardly ever get to do anything like this, so to take the money and do it was something I enjoyed!

Alrighty then without further adieu – here’s this weeks budget – by the time this week is over we will have spent roughly $1,793.00 of our refund and are left with $1,449.24 – amazing how quickly the money goes isn’t it? I am going to do my damndest to hold onto the remainder of that money as long as I possibly can – as stated above we have one more big draft for the down payment on the car and then maybe a furniture purchase here soon and then it’ll be gone…just gone…

First a Summary of Expenditures vs. Income:

 $2,557.00 Federal Tax Refund  $633.53 Lara W/E 03/10/13 Salary
 $685.00 State Tax Refund  $304.48 Jimmy W/E 03/10/13 Salary
 $3,242.00  $938.01
 $37.68 Wal-Mart  $3,021.13 Avail. In Checking
 $13.21 Kilwin’s  $2,059.24 Avail of Refund
 $7.27 PetsMart  $961.89 Avail for Bills
 $6.00 Tommy’s
 $4.16 PCJ
 $5.93 Harris Teeter, Chicken
 $2.09 Harris Teeter, Starbucks
 $23.52 Office Max
 $13.63 Pets Mart
 $10.41 Chick Fil A
 $3.45 PetsMart
 $127.35
 $2,059.24 Remaining of Refund

Then the budget breakdown with just the monies available from our pay:

 $961.89
 $20.00 DB Plumbing
 $941.89
 $5.00 WHA, Auto-Draft 03/22
 $936.89
 $40.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $896.89
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $891.89
 $5.00 LCA, Auto Draft 03/27/13
 $886.89
 $110.00 CFPUA pd 03/22 Conf.# 145638
 $ 776.89
 $21.39 Blockbuster, Auto-Draft
 $755.50
 $16.44 Amazon.com, Lover @ Last
 $739.06
 $5.00 Coast Behavioral, 3/28
 $734.06
 $170.00 Groceries
 $564.06
 $40.00 Gas
 $524.06
 $25.00 Dinner 03/22
 $499.06
 $40.00 Lara’s Hair Cut
 $459.06
 $25.00 Jimmy’s Cash
 $434.06
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $409.06
 $70.00 Progress Energy
 $339.06
 $150.00 Credit Acceptance
 $189.06
 $150.00  CitiMortgage
 $39.06  $39.06
7%  $2.73
 $ 2.73  $36.33

And now including the remainder of our refund:

 $3,082.49
 $20.00 DB Plumbing
 $3,062.49
 $5.00 WHA, Auto-Draft 03/22
 $3,057.49
 $40.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $ 3,017.49
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $3,012.49
 $5.00 LCA, Auto Draft 03/27/13
 $3,007.49
 $110.00 CFPUA pd 03/22 Conf.# 145638
 $  2,897.49
 $21.39 Blockbuster, Auto-Draft
 $2,876.10
 $16.44 Amazon.com, Lover @ Last
 $2,859.66
 $5.00 Coast Behavioral, 3/28
 $2,854.66
 $340.00 Cash for the Week
 $2,514.66
 $510.00 Credit Acceptance  $360.00 Amt Withdrawn from Ref.
 $  2,004.66
 $400.00 CitiMortgage  $250.00  Amt Withdrawn from Ref.
 $1,604.66
 $70.00 Progress Energy
 $1,534.66
 $2.73 Merrill Savings
 $1,531.93

And that be all she wrote for the week…until later alligators!

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