July 2013

July 2013

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu

July is one of our leaner months. We get paid weekly so some months we have four paychecks and some months, five

Gazelle Intense

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu

July is one of our leaner months. We get paid weekly so some months we have four paychecks and some months, five. July has four. Our only nonrecurring expense is my husband’s niece and nephew’s birthday party at the end of the month.

Previously we would have spent at least $40-50 on each of them. This year our budget is $25 each. This is hard for us as the birthday extravaganza is a little overwhelming. My sister-in-law is a caterer and throws a huge bash with at least 80-100 people and the piles of gifts are a bit intimidating. The only consolation is the children receive so many gifts they probable don’t even remember who gave them what.

One of my challenges this month is the food budget. I want to reduce our weekly allotment from $150…

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