Monday, January 11, 2010

2009 Summary

I finally tallied the totals from my spendings spreadsheet for 2009. The "spent" total includes all groceries and household items, but does not include eating out. The "saved" total includes all coupon savings as well as "buy 10, save $5 promotions," etc.


January:
Spent $84.99
Saved $1352.92

February:
Spent $52.30
Saved $990.90

March:
Spent $58.12
Saved $465.59

April:
Spent $61.53
Saved $63.70

May:
Spent $95.33
Saved $123.04

June:
Spent $143.83
Saved $275.85

July:
Spent $112.02
Saved $197.31

August:
Spent $65.23
Saved $410.75

September:
Spent $88.84
Saved $187.93

October:
Spent $82.79
Saved $537.83

November:
Spent $55.86
Saved $40.45

December:
Spent $127.41
Saved $10.68

Total 2009 spent: $1028.25
Total 2009 saved: $4656.95

That represents an average spending of $85 per month and total savings of 78%! Not bad considering I had a baby this year, so there were a few bad morning-sickness months and a few home-bound months.

I can already tell that most things in life will be a little more challenging this year with a new baby, so I'm really going to have to prioritize and make good use of my time.
Goals for 2010
  • Make weekly meal plans
  • Stay under $100 per month

1 comment:

CheapbyChoice said...

Good job! Thanks for sharing.

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