I realize that this post is way overdue! We had a 5 week month in July, so my month didn’t actually end until August 5th. Harris Teeter Super Doubles news came not long after that, so I got behind. I’m actually amazed with how well I did in July! I usually get nervous and have to work extra hard to keep within my $300 monthly budget. You’ll notice from past months that I give myself $75 a week to spend on groceries. However, I don’t allow an extra $75 during a 5 week month.
Want to learn more about my family and our spending habits? Read THIS post
I’d be interested to know how others handle a 5 week month. I give extra money to the cash envelopes as follows and the rest goes into savings:
Eating Out: $100
Dana Allowance: $20
Derrick Allowance: $20
Total Shelf Cost: $652.15
Total Savings: $460.22
Total Rebates Owed: $23.99
Savings Rate: 70.59%
Total OOP in July: $215.92
5 week month: $43.18 per week!
Total Remaining from Budget: $84.08
I even had a fun, no coupon trip to Traders Joe’s! Derrick requested steak after I told him my July total
How did you do in July?
How do you handle 5 week months?