Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb. 15-21 Weekly Plan

Good Monday morning! But boy, does it NOT feel like a Monday. David is off work for President's Day, so it feels more like a Saturday. For him atleast, since I still have to work an 8 hour day.
I have been struggling lately with organizing, tracking, and following our Spending Plan. It's not hard, and it's the same Plan we've bee using for weeks now with great results. But lately it's just been so hard to keep track. I want to blame it on my new work schedule, but the truth of the matter is that I haven't been putting forth the effort it deserves. And it kills me, because we had such wonderful results the entire first month! So back to the basics. I think my main problem was that since we did so well in January, I thought we could continue on in February, and I didn't follow it as closely because I *thought* I knew what I was doing. Apparently NOT. I've deamed this week the "Back to the Basic Week", meaning that we are slowing down and simplifying this week. Regrouping and cleansing our spending habits. I've been summarizing weekly, but just for this week I'm going to it down nightly and see what happened that day and what I can take from it.
So, on to the plan!

Food: $20 (Probably less, we don't need any groceries this week, but I wanted a buffer for anything that might come up.)
Gas: $75 ($45 for me, $30 for David)
Cash: $0 (We already had some cash on hand.)
Misc: $50

Total: $145 for general spending.