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October spending

October 31st, 2008 at 01:15 pm

Mom and I went to Old Colorado City yesterday to look around. We went to Fargo's for lunch - Victorian style pizza parlor. We split a small pizza and both had salads. $7.00 each.

I didn't buy anything in Old Colorado, just looked. I did get 2 books for my niece at Border's both 20% off. Spent $16.30 and at Bed, Bath and Beyond I spent $20 on an Entertainment book. Had a coupons for $10 off a $30 purchase. The book has 4 $5 off $50 Safeway coupons that I can use at King Soopers so anything else I use from the book is profit.

Went to Walgreens and spent $1 on groceries today.

1.99 - 1/2 gal milk
4.00 - 2 bags Lays potato chips
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5.99
-5.00 RR from St Ives deal
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.99 told them to keep the penny Smile

For the month of October I spent $1,162.15. My monthly retirement budget is $1,500.00 I put aside about $200.00 a month for insurance and property taxes. So I'm under budget by almost $150 this month. I expect I'll go over in some other month.

Here are my totals

Groceries - 138.90
Eat-out - 120.00
Household - 70.24
Books - 61.87
Utilities - 159.77
Gas - 25.00
HOA - 165.00
Xmas - 158.06
Misc - 51.57
Health - 211.74

Eat-out includes the $60 I bought in Gift cards for Texas Road House. So those are meals that won't count in future months.

I also have a bunch of rebates coming which will lower groceries/household in the coming months.

I track all that comes out of pocket during the month.

Finished reading my book Island by Richard Laymon. Mystery. OK kind of wierd.

3 Responses to “October spending”

  1. Analise Says:

    Hi there, retire@50. I see that your blog got retired... Hope all is OK with you and that you're not blogging because you're too busy enjoying your retirement.

  2. choystercash Says:

    Please tell me you used ebates to buy that entertainment book at a profit! I've been telling everyone to make sure to do it that way - making $2 back per book!

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    I hope you are doing well! I miss you on savingsadvice dot com!

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