Here's what we spent last week:
- Monday -
- $2.92 at Rite Aid for cold medicine for the kids.
- Tuesday -
- $49.24 - gift (music pass for my Dad).
- Wednesday -
- $49.23 - Toys R Us (donation gifts for Giving Tree)
- $63.88 - Fat Brain Toys - Christmas gift
- $295 - Alaska Air - Christmas gift (board membership for M, who travels constantly for work)
- Thursday -
- $16.69 - lunch out with a friend
- $19.75 - Amazon (used the bonus Facebook offer). Bought a few running things I needed (glamorous stuff - body glide & energy gels).
- $3.34 - Safeway, groceries.
- $20 - charitable donation for Christmas
- $14.77 - Rite Aid (donation gifts for Giving Tree)
- Friday -
- $15.06 - Quizno's. Lunch out on our way to Great Wolf Lodge.
- $50 - total travel spend for the weekend (the rest was covered via the deposit back in September).
- Saturday -
- $127.12 - Groceries at Costco. We were out of chicken & coffee - two big ticket items.
- $14.99 - household, at Costco. Trash bags.
- Sunday -
- $2 at Starbucks. It's my halfway point on my runs, so I bought a water & used the bathroom.
In accordance with my plan in December to really dissect our 2013 budget & areas for cutback, I'm posting about one category per day. So far, I've covered mortgage interest (and a potential refi), our grocery budget., & dining out.
Today's topic for discussion is . . . Boys sports/activities
Boys sports/activities. We spent less than expected in this category (average per month was $150). We plan to keep this category as is. With two kids, dropping below $150/month makes it very hard for the kids to each participate in an activity. So far, the boys have: played baseball, soccer, swimming (lessons), & we're looking into karate. They each typically plan one sport per season.
How do you handle lessons for kids (if you have them)? Does it get cheaper as they get older? Please say yes! :-) Do you track your weekly spending?