Simple, sustainable and slow: Glenda's MF marathon
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3 NSDs this week - target met
New forever home- Sep’21 £309,449 @ 2.05%. Plan to clear it before 30 years!!!!!!
Goals for this week:
- 3 NSDs
- Grocery shopping under £60 (budget is £65)
- Try to find another £10 for the bulky item collection (at £26/42)
- Make time to relax in what is a very busy week
- 1 NSD so far
- After a sticky day at work, grocery shopping came in at £55 (higher than planned, never go shopping when stressed!)
- Unneccessary purchases yesterday: logs so we could have a nice fire, beer because it had been a tough day, sweets ditto, candles ditto
- At least I bought a Valentine card so that's done
So I had a day of unplanned, stress-related spends but the damage wasn't awful (about £12) and the money was there. I shouldn't need a top-up shop, so while I'm just over my £60 goal for groceries, I still have £65 to last me until payday next week.
Onwards to half term - which is bound to be more spendy but I'll be saving where I can.
- 3 NSDs
- Expenses payment has meant mini household pot is completed, so I can book my bulky item collection guilt free!
- Sent £20 to the mortgage, now at £160,800
- A bit of emotional spending (but not too bad)
Gratitudes: a nice, warm, watertight house, plenty of good food and household supplies, and interesting and challenging work.
I'm really looking forward to having a couple of days off next week. We have £100 left in the fun money pot, so I can do some activities with the boys.
Aims for next week:
2 NSDs (being realistic!)
Don't overspend on food
Don't dip into CB payment (arrives on Tuesday but earmarked for next month)
Payday on Friday and my pots are still looking pretty good
We has a nice couple of days out, and all spending was thought through and thoroughly enjoyed. Payday yesterday, and all pots are looking healthy. Aim for this weekend is to avoid unnecessary top up shops and keep on top of spending.
EF £2200 / £3000 (may up my 2020 target)
Mortgage £160,200 / £171,000, monthly OP target exceeded
Grocery and fun money spends came in slightly under budget
I'm nerdily enjoying my frugal planning, so hoping for another low spend month. I honestly haven't spotted any difference to our quality of life. We have the necessities, and actually having some savings is making me feel far more secure.