Friday Breakdown


Friday Breakdown is a weekly series where I go over how much money I spent for the week.
The first number is what has been spent in that category so far this month,
 the green number is the difference from last week,
(this is the first week so no green #)
 (the parenthesized is a snapshot of what the money was spent on.) 


Automobile
$473.21 (car payment and gasoline)
Internet and Cell Phone
$60.55 (internet)
Christmas Savings

$0
Clothing       
$78.35 (ahhh kids clothes)
Credit Card   

$220 (partial loan payment)  
Education  
$156 (softball reg. and piano)
Entertainment and Rec
$74.93 (satellite radio and allowances)
Food
$145.39 (groceries)
House/Home
$37.49 (batteries and some household items)
Mortgage
$1000
Utilities
$218.27 (gas and water)


I think next month will be a no clothing challenge, it would be nice but at the rate my children are growing I am never going to be able to stop buying clothes. Nothing out of the ordinary except softball registration which was $100. Not to mention we will be need the equipment soon, but that can probably wait until March. Eek! Kids are expensive. 

So, on the no eating out front we are good, last night was kind of hard I really wanted to stop and eat, but we didn't and I made it. Going out to eat is just something we normally do on road trips. Just a little hard to break the habit.
How is eveyone's no or less spending going?