Monday, November 19, 2007

Need to Refocus

We’ve lost focus. We are not “living like no one else so that we can live like no one else.” It’s only this month that has been bad and we still have time to recoup, but just a week or two of not paying attention can really bring down your budget.

Some examples of how we have NOT lived like no one else this month:

We went to Kansas City with friends and spent several hundred dollars. Two nights hotel, beverages, food, etc.

We’ve spent around $150 eating out.

We’ve had $175 in cash withdrawals, which most likely means this is wasted money.

There were some very unnecessary purchases made this month, which came to about $60.00.

With those quick figures above, that amounts to around $750 of money unnecessarily spent this month. I’m sick. I’ve worked too hard to then come up on a month like this. What’s worse, we desperately need a grocery store run, but I’m going to make do with what I have or at least buy the minimum. I’m determined to make this month successful yet!