I'm not sure that we ended up ahead this last month. We seemed to spend more than usual. The kids are all taking some classes that we haven't done before and I'm trying to figure out a way to budget them in. I think I'll just put $10 week for my son's two classes and $20 a week for the girls dance/gymnastics and that should help. Our major downfall is that we don't have a budget. We just spend until we need to pay bills then we stop. We end up cutting it close every month and it's nobody's fault but our own.
We did cut out almost all our eating out and this month my goal is no eating out at all. I also will be limiting our thrift store shopping...I like to browse but I almost always come home with a couple bags of stuff we didn't need!!
Our financial goals for October are-
-no eating out
-save all my husband's photography income
-save $250 for our house fund
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