Saturday, 22 October 2011

Excited over bills!

I've got my winter electricity & gas bill for the winter quarter and here here to a fantastic bill. It probably could of been lower. But I didnt want the kids to freeze during the winter, so I had borrowed a gas heater.

Last years bills was the worst bill I've ever encountered and vowed to never get it like that again. 1k bill isn't something I like paying.

This months bill was $320
$160ish for gas
$140 electric !!!!!

I made some payments so only have to pay $220.

Here is a pic on the comparison chart they provide. I highly doubt I'll be able to get it under $140 a qtr, but I'm going to keep on trying.

Monday, 17 October 2011

What has happen since..

Hello everyone! *waves* I've tackled the last month, now I'm on my second month(which seems longer) payday was on sat (got mine on Friday) did my budget paid all relevant bills and took out and put the months spending in my other account. So this month, thank god is only 4 weeks.

I've got more to play with this month per week however I'm still sticking to $135 per week and left overs will need to go on the credit card from Aiden's 2nd birthday.

So this weeks tight ass was my food shopping, I managed to get most things for $2 at woolies.
$2 up & go's
$2 Muesli bars
$2 shortbread biscuits
$2 2l ice cream

The list goes on. So managed to stock up on a few things

So, there is only 10 weeks till Xmas and I have no idea what I'm doing for gifts for the kids on no $. Looks like I'll have to allocate $100 per kid which is reasonable and maybe take them toy shopping after Xmas and they can pick there own toys out. I know my eldest will have a ball with a trolley getting whatever she wants. But the question is were do I find $200 when I have no $ left over at all? Looks like Mr CBA will have to donate for awhile and I'll pay back within the 55 day interest free period.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Nearly completed 1 month

So here I am in bed with a massive sore throat from my cough that I've had since Friday. So I thought I'd update on what has been happening.

I've nearly completed my first month cycle. This has been a 5 week month and I'm on week 5 as of tomorrow. I'm still got funds for the rest of the week till the 15th.However I've had to use the good ol' Mr credit to purchase some presents for my baby who turned 2 on the 1st of October. I could not have gone without not for my baby. But it's no big deal I can easily pay that off next month being only 4 weeks.

That being said, today I did some market research and scored myself a $60 coles myer voucher. I'll be using this to do a shop tomorrow which I then get to save the money I was going to use for food on something else.. Might spoil myself since I've been sick for over 5 days noes and it doesn't look like it going away anytime soon. Seems like it's getting worse.

Time to go now, born every minute is on. Will be back soon.