Thank goodness for budgets! They keep you accountable. Sometimes you even come in under. That makes you feel totally awesome! Last month we came in under on our gas budget. The extra is getting added into our Disney fund. The one down side of having everyone home all the time has been the increased grocery budget. I had a nice stockpile built up. That helped supplement March and April’s grocery budget. By the end of April it was gone. For May, I knew I was going need more money for groceries. We decided to go ahead and start our summer grocery budget. For my household the grocery budget includes all food, paper products, health items, eating out, cleaning supplies, and vitamins. Normally my budget is $1200.00 per month. For the summer months we increase it to $1400.00.
This week I also found a new app. It has huge earning potential. You can learn more about it here.
Couponing To Next you can read it here
Couponing To DisneyLand Week 1
Couponing To DisneyLand Week 2
Couponing To DisneyLand Week 3 & 4
Couponing To DisneyLand Week 5 & 6
Plane tickets – $2,000 ($400 per person)
DisneyLand package with hotel & tickets – $3665.04
Food – $1500.00
Souvenirs – $200.00
For the plane tickets I would like to earn the money needed by the end of this year. That gives me 8 months to make that happen. If you break it down by the monthly amount needed it is $250.00. That comes out to $62.50 per week. I like to have both a monthly and weekly goal. Some weeks are going to feel like I am rolling in the dough. Other weeks not so much. On those weeks that aren’t so awesome it is nice to be able to look at my monthly goal and see if I am on track or not. 99.99% of the time my monthly goal will be on track or better than expected.
Current goal plane tickets need $2,000 earned $1072.69!
5/30 – 6/4
Swagbucks – $50.00
May’s excess gas budget – $249.00
Class action settlement – $12.91
Total Earned To Date: $1072.69
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