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December 21st, 2012 at 08:49 am

I started back at work on Sunday. Anyway now that I'm back DH has been asking me to pick up shopping after work. Well I just looked at my receipts and I must have spent close to 70 since we got paid a week today. This includes baby food so it might not be as bad as I am thinking. I'm stressing now since we still have three weeks to go until we're paid, and I've overspent. Yesterday I bought things for Christmas Day e.g. mayonnaise for prawn cocktail, parsnips, desert. I spent 18. I still need to pay my credit cards.

The only good thing I can say is that all of this money came out of my pay, credit cards haven't been touched.

Hubby hasn't seen my receipts, he obviously knows I went shopping though. I just wanted to vent here first.

I thought I was doing so well when I got paid last week aswell cos it was more than I was expecting.

5 Responses to “Uh-oh”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Well, if you bought what you needed, who can fault you for the prices? The only thing that occurs to me is that the baby food might be expensive compared to preparing food for baby at home. Here we can buy a pound of fresh carrots for what two jars of baby food carrots cost!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    That's true.
    I meant formula and some snacks e.g. rice cakes when I said baby food. I prepare all of SG's food at home.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I'd keep an on-going list for 2-4 weeks and then you can see if you are spending on reasonable item. The results may surpise you!

  4. Homebody Says:

    Don't feel too bad. I started a job the end of July and DH and I have been on a crazy spending spree. Shoot $9000 in 2 months on our AMEX, which included traveling and hotels, but still....crazy!

    My suggestion, which I used when the girls were home: Second checking account for household spending. We put a certain amount of money out of each paycheck into that account for all spending other than bills. Kind of made you stay on track because the other account was for bills and you couldn't just borrow out of it.

  5. Jerry Says:

    I think it is great that the shopping does not lead you to use the CCs, and I know from experience that feeding one extra little mouth (or more) costs money! It is good that you have the insurance of your income to offset things, and I am sure that it will all work out well. Happy Holidays!

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