I am interested to see just how carefully some of you budget. I did really good last year for the first few months keeping track of every penny spent and every penny saved but it just got to be too much. I knew there were things that Hubby probably bought throughout the week that he wasn’t telling me about ( those darn gas station trips for gatorades and the like) anyway so I stopped keeping track. Our average weekly spending was around $20 – $25. That includes everything except for gasoline, bills and fast food ( this was our biggest killer in more ways than one!).
This year I am not going to try and overwhelm myself with tracking every single penny but I am going to keep a close eye on our spending and I am going to aim for an average of a $35 weekly budget. That will include all diapers, wipes, toiletries, groceries etc. . I am looking to cut out the fast food not only because it is a HUGE budget killer but it is horrible for our health.
What about you? Are you setting a weekly ( or perhaps monthly) budget? Do you save all of your receipts or write down all purchases made?