October 2017 Budget Check-In!

Wow! This month sure was spendy after looking things over and adding everything up! Let’s see how I did this month! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bills: $500.00

For water, rent, air conditioning (soon to be heating), and other misc. bill like stuff here.

Activities: $30.00

My monthly fee for an activity I do each week! Keeps me social. ๐Ÿ™‚

Medication: $0.00

I don’t have any record of medication this month. I must have spent something here, but alas, no record.

Groceries: $143.92

After getting some advice from my weight loss group on Facebook, I have decided to start experimenting with more veggies in my meals. So far, so good! I’m also not buying too much junk, so that always helps with keeping a good diet in general! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, going the Frugalpantsย Grocery Store for my diet food kept things low for me this month which is always good! ๐Ÿ˜€

Misc. Items: $187.84

Okay, I was a total spendypants on this category this month. A little too many trips to Goodwill to find treasures, plus the buying of Halloween candy in bulk made this category go up. I think I will be better off this month since I have had my Goodwill fix… Aw, who am I kidding? I’ll probably go to Goodwill in November still, but not as much, haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

Entertainment: $28.37

Came just under budget for this category! Which is always a good thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Eating Out: $17.83

This category always hurts because this money could be used for something else in my budget. But I do not regret that hamburger I had while volunteering. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was 12 bucks and that includes the tip, but it was… so… good! *drools thinking about it*

Unnecessary Expenses: $14.62

Ugggh… The reason why this category is so high was because I bought some ice cream that was awful and had no pizzaz to it. : ( I chucked it out becuase I could not stand it. Booooooo. : (

And the grand total is… *drum roll*ย 

Grand Total: $927.96

Yup… I was kind of spendy this month. I will try to reign myself in this month and not be such a spendypants. Hopefully, everything will work out! ๐Ÿ™‚

How was your October 2017?


2 thoughts on “October 2017 Budget Check-In!

  1. Today I bought some ice cream (a good quality brand) that sounded so delicious – eggnog flavor. I got home and tasted it…..yuck. At least it was only $3.00. I hate throwing it out, but I’m not going to eat it and waste the calories on it. My husband hates eggnog so he won’t eat it either. Bummer.

    Last weekend it was half price day at our local thrift shop (Value Village). I got two new sweaters and a few t-shirts to replace some worn out ones. Everything turned out to be $2.50 a piece or less, except for one sweater ($3.00). So I hit the jackpot there. The items are really nice, and I’ve worn several of them this week. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Aw, that sucks! : ( I had to do that with ice cream that I picked out for a cheat meal that I didn’t like! No use wasting the calories on something that tastes nasty, am I right? ๐Ÿ™‚

      That’s awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love days like that at our local thirft store, Goodwill! I think it’s like the Canadian version of Value Village. Big corporate owned thirift stores that is a chain across the country and stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚ But on half price days, that is the BEST time to buy clothes! Used clothes are the best because they are already preshrunk or even better, still have tags on them! My favorite part about after purchasing clothes at Goodwill is to look them up online and see how much department stores are charging for each brand! You get an extra dose of dopomine that way after your thrift store shopping adventure, haha. ๐Ÿ˜€


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