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keeping track of money

December 17th, 2008 at 07:22 pm

For the most part I am lazy I do not keep track of every penny, though most are on my bank statement.

But, with other folks being hit up for money, I find my friends asking me how we do this whole one income thing, and why we have no complaints about the recession.

I sat down and figured out how we could cut money from our budget if we needed to, but I also thought that most of the cutting has been done.

So maybe a log of what my family spends would help. (though a log of what we didn't spend would be better, if you don't see it on here, we didn't buy it)

Dentist $395 (two fillings husband)
Post office $70 (three packages, plus Christmas cards)
Scouts $2 (extra so I could buy the quarters)

total = $467

A rather expensive day for us. Today I expect no money to be spent, but tomorrow will be grocery's so that will be big.

On an unrelated but personal note, GMC is sitting quiet as can be, reading Lemony Snicket 'A Bad Beginning'. A book he turned his nose up at earlier, but after alternating chapters with me for a few days he suddenly has to know what happens to the poor Baudelaire children. Bad news is I can't very well read over his shoulder, so I don't know what happens to poor Sunny stuck up in the cage.

5 Responses to “keeping track of money”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    lol..thats a good way to get the boy reading!! good trick!

  2. swimgirl Says:

    Sunny ends up okay, rest assured. I LOVE that series.

  3. nanamom Says:

    Maybe he could give you hints of what happens!

  4. lizajane Says:

    Ask him to tell you about what he read, sneaky way to test reading comprehension!

  5. princessperky Says:

    I do ask what happened, but this time I decided to read the ending first, took me 5 minutes to read what took him 20, but still the girl is ok Smile. (and he did give me hints while I finished my work)

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