Sunday, July 31, 2011

July in Review

Blogging: This is the 11th post for the month, much better than in previous month. I do have to say that the majority of this was due to our vacation but I can hope trend continues at least through August. The goal is 15.

Devotions: No change from last month except have probably been more on the miss side.I am going to make this a priority! Goal: 3 per week.

Couponing/Grocery Budgeting: We are actually under for the month at $630. Couponing continues to make this number go down. Meal Planning on Sunday has also been a big help in keeping us on track. In August our goal is to stay under 400. The one huge way we hope to do this is by eating out of the freezer for the majority of the month. Our extra freezer in the building is completely full. So we are hoping that we can begin to not only eat and save for this month. Our Grocery Budget is set at $800 per month, this includes diapers, cleaning supplies, food and toiletries.

: July was a different month for us as I expected. We took a vacation to the beach for 5 days. I also have bought some clothes and other school supplies that are needed. I would say that because we were able to met budget and go on vacation. Goal met for this month. It has now been a year of unemployment for Matt. We are going to really focus during the rest of the year on achieving our financially goals. As mentioned above I am planning on reducing our Grocery Budget and using this money to make some house repairs so that we can achieve the Emergency fund ASAP! Goals in this area: Emergency fund of $1000, car fund equal to a payment of $300 each month and by January- debt free except for mortgage.

- Have not even stepped on the scale. This will become a propriety in the next couple of months maybe?Or I may eliminate from the goal list all together!

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