Frugal spend – w/e 31/01/16

Out of this week’s budget of £20, I have spent:

  • £1.52 – postage for airmail letter
  • £0.95 – chocolate
  • £1.50 – drink at a second language meetup
  • £14.92 – saved towards next dentist visit and replacement glasses

Total £20.00, £0 into savings.

Food shopping

  • Pears – £0.80
  • Apples – £1.00
  • Mushrooms – £0.49

Subtotal – £2.29

Total – £2.29

  • Toothpaste – £2.00
  • Deodorant – 2.00
  • Shoe polish – £2.60
  • Shower gel – £1.80
  • What – £1.80
  • Curry paste x 2 – £2.00
  • Pastry – £2.50
  • Chicken fillets – £1.69 (reduced)
  • Oats – £1.70
  • Cheese – £1.75
  • Bananas – £0.81
  • Kippers – £1.50
  • Bacon – £1.50
  • Actimel coconut x 2 – £4.00
  • Shoelaces – £3.15
  • Cheese – £1.79 (reduced)
  • Cheese – £1.44 (reduced)
  • Yoghurt – £0.50
  • Apples – £1.00
  • Cucumber – £0.45
  • Weetabix – £2.00
  • Lettuce – £0.60
  • Milk – £1.00
  • Pears x 2 packs- £1.60
  • Broccoli – £0.50
  • Tomatoes – £0.65

Subtotal – £42.33 – This is why I don’t encourage my husband to go shopping on his own, the bill always spikes.

Total – £44.62

Running total for January – monthly budget £150, £167.56 spent, £17.56 overspend.

Counselling savings- £83.46/£435 (to cover initial consultation and ten sessions) – 19%

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