Where Did The Dough Go? #47

Welcome to another weekly edition of “Where Did The Dough Go?”. Below you can get a completely open and honest view of what we’re spending money on, how much we’re saving, investing and putting away for retirement. Please feel free to learn from our financial mistakes if at all possible, it’s way better than making them yourself. ;-)

Friday 23rd
+ $1,274.76 Honey’s Paycheck
– $700.00 (rent and bills)
– $94.13 (cigarettes)
– $1.04 (soda)
– $42.40 (dining out)
– $58.36 (groceries)
– $51.00 (puppy grooming)
– $26.45 (whiskey for honey)
-/+ $25.00 (Roth IRA contribution)
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to Xmas fund)
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to savings)

-/+ $2.00 (transfer to ING to save for Car insurance)

Saturday 24th
– $17.93
(dining out)

Sunday 25th
– $48.14
(gas @ 4.159 per gallon)

Monday 26th
No real spending today :-)
– /+ $1.00 (transfer to savings) 
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to Xmas fund)
-/+ $2.00 (transfer to ING to save for Car insurance)

Tuesday 27th
No real spending today :-)
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to savings)
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to Xmas fund)
-/+ $2.00 (transfer to ING to save for Car insurance)

Wednesday 28th
No real spending today :-)
– /+ $1.00 (transfer to savings)
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to Xmas fund)
-/+ $2.00 (transfer to ING to save for Car insurance)

Thursday 29th
– $20.56
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to savings)
-/+ $1.00 (transfer to Xmas fund)
-/+ $2.00 (transfer to ING to save for Car insurance)

Total Weekly Spending: $1,105.01
Pre-tax 401K Contributions $145.14


Savings $10.00
Rent & Bills $700.00
Cigarettes $94.13
Groceries $59.40
Dining Out $80.89
Puppy Expenses $51.00
Gas $48.14
Alcohol $26.45
Roth IRA contribution $25.00
Save 4 Car insurance $10.00

Left-over for remaining week $169.75

Notes: Awful! Absolutely awful! I find it amazing that I can manage to spend 80 bucks on dining out in 1 week, but only save $10. Something is just not clicking or something. This whole month, I’ve been “off” with almost everything I’m wanting to do. I’m gonna really have to kick @ss in April to make up for all of March’s shortcomings.

Why did I even get pizza last night? I’ve had the flu for like 5 days and drifting in and out of NyQuil comas, to try and be able to eat some saltines—but pizza will solve everything. Yuck! Not a good week (or month) for me; I hope you guys all had a super-awesome week to make up for my dumb one. :-)


How did your budgeting/spending go this week?

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Where Did The Dough Go? #47 — 18 Comments

  1. I’ve definitely been spending more lately. I’m not sure why but the money goblin has been eating up all my money!

  2. My wife and I had a spending extravaganza this month. Seriously…it was really bad. New car, trip to St. Louis to watch the Sweet 16/Elite 8 basketball games, dinners out, extra gas money for the trip, etc.

    We did fall into some extra money, so that makes it better…but still! I hate spending money that I didn’t plan to spend.

    • I feel you; I had so many good financial intentions for this month, I just don’t know what happened. :-(

  3. Don’t feel too bad about the pizza. If you’ve been sick, the last thing you want to do is slave away in the kitchen. It may have cost a bit of money, but gave you that extra relaxation. The important part is that you recognize how it was expensive and would try to avoid it next time.

    • Oh yes, I totally recognize how expensive it is. I just hate screwing up, especially when I was hoping to do other things with the money. What’s done is done, all I can do is keep it in my mind and move forward. :-)

  4. Sorry to hear you’ve been sick. Last night, my fiancé and I took my two stepsons out to eat at UNOs. $92 later!! Dang that place is expensive but we enjoyed ourselves and eating out is something we hardly do. I look at it like we are helping the economy!

    • Thanks Rachel, being sick sucks. :-) I don’t think there is anything wrong with eating out every once in a while, it’s a nice treat. I’ve never heard of UNOs before, but it better be good if they charge you that much. 😉

  5. I was sick for about 10 days at the end of February. It is so-o-o-o hard to stick to the budget when you feel so crappy. I tried to muster up enough energy every few days to get to the store and stock up on frozen dinners. My grocery bill was higher than normal but it prevented an even higher cost of restaurant. Hope you are feeling better now!

    • I refuse to leave the house when I’m sick, frozen dinners would have been a better idea. :-) Thanks Pam, I’m doing much better now.