Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Check-up

Just checking back in on my "No Spend Week". Yesterday I spent $9 on the ornament, and shipping supplies for the gift I'm mailing out. I budgeted $10, so I was pleased with that. I also budgeted $10 for shipping, but hope it will be much less then that. Other then those budgeted items, I didn't spend any money! It's not been nearly as hard as I thought it was. I think that the reason it's been so easy is because I planned well for it, but I also took out $20 from the ATM on Monday to use for random things I might need. For example, I need to run out later and get some cream of mushroom soup from the store. While some might see that as "cheating" for me it's all about planning. I know there will be things that come up during the week, so by having $20 just in case, I avoid swiping my card. I'm all or nothing, and I know that once I mess up, I will cave. I am trying avoid caving in at all cost.
David did ask me to go pick him up some drinks later, and while it's not what I budgeted, it's either me spend $10 at the store, or him stop by the gas station every morning and spending twice that much in a week. Again, I think it all goes back to planning.
And now I'm off to run errands, but I'll check back in later. Y'all have a great afternoon!!