In the past two days I've been really busy with work. It's always worse at the end of the month but they also changed the reporting system on us mid-month, so it's a royal pain!
But I thought I would give a quick update on how we did with the challenge in January. Most of you know that this month was a very hard one for us. But we still managed to stay on top of almost all of our goals. Well, at least financial ones. We shopped a little more than I hoped and ate out a little more than we should've but, hey, to say it short, January was a month I will never forget but also will never miss...
Still, we stayed within our grocery budget with a whooping 21c to spare... Haha, I know... but I made it, right? :) We also had 12 no-spend days (my goal), and I hope to repeat it next month.
And because our medical bills weren't too bad and I worked a little extra in January, we were able to put $750 into savings.I have to say, I'm pretty stoked about it! All we hoped for was to break even, so I'd say it was a success! We reached all of our goals, and I'm pretty happy about it.
Now I need to work on our February budget and it looks like it's going to be blown before it even starts. We will do some big buying furniture-paint-and-redecorate things, but I'll tell you more about it next week.
And how was your January? Are you ready for February to roll in?