::My $200 Per Month Budget::

At the Beginning of 2009 I asked my readers if they would like to see me on a budget. They said YES!
So it was decided to spend only $200 per month for my family which consists of myself, my husband and our 4 children. I am trying hard to stick to the budget..but it is not always easy. I have really cut back on fast food..which has been hard because I really love fast food.

What IS included in my budget for 2009:
1. All FOOD from Grocery Stores
2. All Health and Beauty Items
3. Pleasure Fast food (except Date nights and birthday-type dinners)
4. All cleaning supplies
5. All toiletries like toothpaste,toothbrushes,feminine care, ect.

What is NOT included in my 2009 budget:
1. Clothing
2. Bills,Car,Gas,househould supplies.
3. Dog food..(sorry..I havent been adding those in..maybe next year.)
4. Entertainment
5. Newspaper subscription/buying coupons

I already have a few years supply of cleaning supplies,toiletries, hair care, and feminine products to begin with from my previous years of couponing. And a years supply of basic dry food storage as well. So even though it might not look like I am purchasing much for my family in various food groups I do have other items purchased previously, and am using food from my stockpile. That food was paid for once, so I am not including it in my budget again for this year as I use it. I waited until things went on sale and used coupons to get a lot of it FREE! You can do this as well!! I can teach you how.

If you are in WA state please email me for a FREE class. You can get some of your friends together and I will come and teach you all to save money using coupons! My classes are FREE!4 Comments

::My $200 Per Month Budget:: was last modified: June 1st, 2009 by Karrie

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  1. Your site is now my new hot spot. Thanks for all the great money saving ideas for my family, I am excited to see all the money I will be saving! Thanks again for telling me about this yesterday at baseball (Tavin’s mom)…Go Pasco Rebels!!!

  2. Hi. I love your site. I have a family of four and have no budget. I have begun the process of couponing but I really need some kind of tool to help me keep my budget. Is there something you use on your computer to keep your budget on track?

  3. I have a family of 6 and have a hard time sticking to a $300 a month budget. Is there anyway that you would provide the meals that you make for your family weekly. I would love to get my budget down to $200. By the way I love your blog!!

  4. I agree with Charissa, you should provide us with what kind of meals you prepare with your budget. That would be great! Oh and by the way, I LOVE your site!

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