First Fiscal Budget of the Year – Week Ending 01.05.14

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Budgets, Financial Organization
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Well after the chaos and drama that was last week’s post – which can be found here – I am happy to say that the weekend passed fairly uneventfully and we actually finished the weekend with $53.00 cash on hand – I gave $13.00 to Jimmy for his date with Ashley this week and have the remaining $40.00 in my wallet to be put into the cash box on Friday morning should it not get spent – which at this point I don’t foresee happening – so that’ll put the total in there to roughly $76.00, YEAH! That’s money to be spent for my son’s 11th Birthday celebration which is on the 3rd of February – unlike my daughter he’s opted not to have a party and is still hemming and hawing over what to do for his birthday – so yeah that’ll make for an interesting day.  May just get him some more books for his Kindle…we’ll see!

So on that note – I have restructured things slightly to allow for money to go to our three biggest payoffs each week:

1. Daycare – $70.00/week until the 1st week of February when it jumps to $100.00/week

2. CitiMortgage – $225.26/week unless we have a utility due than it’s whatever I can swing from the balance

3.  Credit Acceptance – $84.50/week until we can pay it off with our refund.

I seriously cannot WAIT until we get our tax documents coming in so I can get them off to Dad and get the taxes done…anxious much? LOL!!

So here we are – here’s this week’s budget:

 $40.20 Remaining from W/E 12/29/13  $486.52 Lara W/E 01/05/14 Salary, Pay Date 01/10
 $35.22 Amt. Spent  $255.77 Jimmy W/E 01/04/13 Salary
 $4.98 Avail. Starting  $742.29
 $5.00 Savings for Xmas ’14  $4.98 Avail. Starting
 $2.79 KTC  $742.29 Total Pay
 $9.91 McDonald’s  $747.27 Avail. For Bills
 $3.85 RedBox  $3.05 Food Lion
 $2.40 PetsMart  $744.22
 $11.27 Harris Teeter  $22.00 J-Cash
 $35.22  $722.22

 

Now I’ve decided for 2014 not to post the two separate items with the cash withdrawal and not – seemed too much to do both – so I’ll just post the breakdown and leave it at that:

 $722.22
 $116.00 AT&T
 $606.22
 $5.00 Tate & Kirlin, 01/10 Auto-Draft
 $601.22
 $70.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $531.22
 $200.00 Groceries
 $331.22
 $25.00 Dinner, 01/10
 $306.22
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $281.22
 $40.00 Gas
 $241.22
 $84.50 Credit Acceptance
 $156.72
 $125.00 Citi
 $31.72  $31.72
8%  $2.54
 $2.54  $29.18

 

You will notice (2) changes to the budget

1. I have allotted at the top as money spent what I am transferring over to savings for Christmas 2014 – no I have not calculated out exactly how much we need to put aside each week to make a certain amount of money – for now I am just doing what I can afford to spare

2. I have upped my contribution to the Merrill Account from 7% of what’s remaining to 8% – hoping to eventually get us to 10% or more! Crossing my fingers!

Well all that’s all she wrote – keeping it brief – any suggestions from my readers on how I can improve things to accommodate the additional $30.00/week coming out?

Enjoy!

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Comments
  1. Can you pay an average amount on your utilities every month so you know how much they’re going to be? Not sure if this would help or not.

    • ncreadergirl says:

      I did the qualifying thing w/our electric bill and it was something like $150.00/mos – which ultimately isn’t terrible but at the time it wasn’t feasible, might have to look into it again (this was done some 2+ yrs ago)

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