30. 12. 2012

Thankfully not too much spending to report this week……

I bought a few groceries on Monday, which took my December grocery spending to £262.21. Over budget for the month (mainly due to stockpiling coffee), but not too bad considering the extra family I’ve been feeding over the holiday period.


I then went shopping today……which will be included in January’s budget as I’ve already closed down December ;)


I bought mainly fruit, veggies, chicken and cake :)

Spent: £26.63

 Annual grocery goal: £288.84 // £2,000 (December to November inc) 


And finally added to my Sealed Pot this week:


PS. One more day until the start of the New Year (and the start of Carla’s No/Low Spend Challenge). I can’t wait. I need to get my frugal head on and really focus on attacking that mortgage!


In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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10 Responses to “Spending Report December 2012 #4”

  1. I’m with you – can’t wait to start the new year & new challenges! And, looks like you got all of the essentials at the store. Including cake. ;-)

  2. Cassi says:

    I love fruits and veggies, so much. Have a great New Years!

  3. Jane Savers says:

    I have just started a no spend month. I was going to start in January but with a house full of Christmas leftovers it made sense to just start. I have $117.00 to keep us going until the end of January. My goal for the month is to raise the minimum balance in my chequing account to $1,000.00 to eliminate banking fees.

    Good luck and I will be checking back to see how you are fairing. I found your blog on Wisebread.

    • Laura says:

      Hi Jane and thanks for stopping by :)

      January is probably the best month to do any challenge – good luck! I’ll check out your site to see how you’re doing :)

  4. Gill says:

    after havung all the rich food over the holidays I am ready for more lighter meals. Looking forward to Caela’s challenge as well.


  5. Hi Laura, can’t wait to rein in my spending once more. Happy New Year xo