Week Ending 01.12.14 Budget….An Unexpected Gift Helped Pay Bills

Posted: January 20, 2014 in Budgets, Financial Organization
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Well another week has blown right past us hasn’t it? Seems 2014 is going to fly just as quickly as 2013 did, I can’t keep up anymore I swear LOL! Anyhew, this week passed with very little hang-ups or surprises we could say, we submitted the application for a scholarship/reduced tuition for the kids’ after school program, so we’re crossing our fingers we can get one of those and keep their tuition where it is currently – that unexpected increase will cost us dearly – so keep your fingers crossed for us!

This week is panning out to be a busy one, with the kids being out of school today and the Brigades being closed we’re looking at a swap off at lunch time today for my hubby & I – not like we haven’t done this before – and then Ashley has an appt with a new psychiatrist on Wednesday for her ADHD drug management and then Friday they are out of school again – this time though thankfully the Brigades is open!

Unexpected Gift

So on that note here’s the budget for the week – the unexpected gift I mentioned was from my Aunt, the sweet lady she is! She ordered some Girl Scout cookies from my daughter for Operation Cookie Drop, read here to find out more about that – and though she didn’t tell me how much she was sending me, she sent a check for $75.00 – $25.00 for the Cookies and $50.00 for me to use as needed! WOW! With changes to the NC Income Tax laws we’re going to see a reduction of about $50.00 in our checks – yes folks that’s $100.00/wk x 4 = $400.00/mos! OUCH! So it was very nice to get that gift from her, so a huge shout out Thank-You to my Aunt & Uncle!

Operation Cookie Drop


 $19.18 Remaining from W/E 01/05/14  $511.74 Lara W/E 01/12/14 Salary, Pay Date 01/17
 $57.06 Amt. Spent  $239.43 Jimmy W/E 01/12/14 Salary
 $(37.88) Avail. Starting  $751.17
 $5.00 Savings for X-Mas ’14  $(37.88) Avail. Starting
 $5.31 McDonald’s  $751.17 Total Pay
 $2.37 KTC  $713.29 Avail. For Bills
 $2.50 ATM Fee  $75.00 Gift from Aunt Karen
 $3.27 PetsMart  $788.29
 $9.90 Fuzzy Peach
 $2.40 Target
 $22.47 Target
 $3.84 RedBox


And now the overall breakdown:

 $95.00 CFPUA
 $111.00 Great Lakes, 1/17 Auto-Draft
 $80.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $200.00 Groceries
 $25.00 Dinner, 01/10
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $25.00 Jimmy’s Money
 $40.00 Gas
 $19.99  Planet Fitness, 1/17 Auto-Draft
 $25.00  GS Troop #1327 for Aunt Karen
 $7.00  GS Troop #1327 for Cookies
 $84.50  Credit Accept.
 $50.80  $50.80
8%  $4.06
 $4.06  $46.74


We may have overdone it just a touch on the spending, but some of what was spent was from the money my Aunt sent us – I bought myself 3 tank tops on clearance at Target, $22.47 there, took the kids to Fuzzy Peach (Frozen Yogurt Place) for dessert Friday night as we have some time to kill, $9.90 and then rented (3) movies from Red Box to keep us busy on Saturday, $3.84  – and honestly those were the only expenditures outside of our norm.

That’s all from us for this week! I hope all of you have a great week!

  1. Awesome! My life has been enhanced by family generosity too.

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