Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Went shopping

So I went to the shops on my lunch break today and paid a visit to Big W. I only went across the road to pick up some donuts (cravings) and did a quick lap around. The kids shoe section has some sales hidden amongst the racks and I happen to find these shoes for the kids. My son Aiden is 2 on the 1st October and he really does need some more pairs of shoes. So I got him 2 pairs and 1 pair for Kayla.
Awesome bargain ! if I do say so myself ! I bought 1 size larger on the mambo shoe, So they will last a nice period of time.

The good news is I paid cash using my weekly allowance. Gess the word allowance sounds like my parents gave me a certain amount of money to spend, however it's me who is giving me an allowance.
After work I'll stop pass Woolies to pick up my ingredients for my meal plans for the week. Looks like I might not have any $ to spend over the weekend so I have to get creative and think of something to do that does not involve money.

1 week down 51 to go!

Well, I survived! I had $90 for the week and I used $40 on fuel due to the dam fuel price being 1.47ish. I worked out that I'd be traveling approximately 200 km's per week. I add another 50 km's just to be generous. So this week I did 210.4 km's for the week. So my budget of $35 per week is pretty much on the money.

This weeks tank is nearly full so I'll be sweet on fuel especially if fuel prices stay in the low 1.30 per liter. This leaves me with $40 bucks till tomorrow (Thursday). I managed to walk away with $20 still in my wallet. *happy dance*. So this now rolls over to this week and I now have $110 to budget with. I have spent $35 on fuel already, I also treated myself to some scratchies and some donuts. Funny enough I won my money back on the tickets and it also covered the costs on the donuts!

I did a list for my shopping for the next week. I'm currently on my off week so I'll need to get kid friendly food for the week. Thank god it's school holidays starting next week so don't need to worry about lunches.

This week I also made some money by selling some more stuff on eBay. I currently have 2 items selling one at $200 bucks. I have also already been paid for another item $150 bucks worth. So if all goes to plan I'll have closed to $400 extra this month. The question is do I spend it ? Or SAVE it? We'll see. I still want my chest freezer so I can store my cow in!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

First week has started.

Well doom day has begun and I've officially started my year of being a right tight arse. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for tight arse living. Heck I'm tight arse queen. But now we are getting down to business and stopping all unnecessary spending that we all do.

This month of September is going to prove to be the hardest ( go figure ). I get paid monthly and not all months have 4 weeks in them. So funny enough this month has to be a 5 weeker! Trust my luck. I have completed my budget and have allocated my weekly spending $ to another account. I now have to currently budget my week on just under $100. My plan was $125. However due to this stoopid 5 week month and a over due bill from last month (Oops) I have to suffer.

From October on wards I'll actually have more than $125 to spend per week, however I will not over indulge and stick to $125/$130 ($5 buffer)

Nothing to report here as it is just the beginning, However I would like to warn you on a few things.
1. I'm not a professional writer/blogger so if my grammar, punctuation, spelling etc is not up to your level - too BAD get over it !
2. Swearing.. I like to throw them in .. Again too BAD get over it.

Other than the above, have fun following =D !