Sunday, November 4, 2012

October Budget Results

October's Grocery Budget $425
Year to date overage prior to October $182.65
Actual October grocery spend $503.60. Over by $78.60 this month for year to date overage now at $261.25. No shock, I am still working at getting my freezer and cupboards full and grocery prices seem to be increasing. This month included Canadian Thanksgiving which added a bit of extra expense as well.

If you are a new follower the grocery budget includes all over counter medications, grooming and cleaning products.

Coupons Used $13.

Annual Clothing Budget $200
Remainder after September $30
($105 was transferred out of clothing to cover part of grocery overage in September)

Bought new pantyhose, and thrift shopped pants, belt, and shoes for a monthly total of $23.60 (see post here)and balance remaining for the rest of the year $6.40.

Annual Hair Budget $400
Balance after September $104.73.
The only expense in this category for October was a root colour kit bought on sale for $5.60 which has yet to be used.
Balance remaining for rest of year $99.13.

Goal this month - stay on budget!! Hubby is out of town on business for a few day so my goal is not go buy any groceries at all until Friday to restock for his return. That should save a few bucks.


  1. Groceries are our biggest expense, second only to the mortgage. I used to buy a week's worth of food for $100 and that wasn't all that long ago. Now I'm up around $175. The pet food and cat litter are big expenses also. I accumulate gas points where I shop so I get a nice discount at the pump which helps offset things a little, but it's getting harder and harder to stay within our budget.

  2. I know exactly what you mean about rising food prices.

    Good luck with this month's grocery spends.

    You have had some great luck in thrift stores and with the colour kit in the sale.

    Sft x