Well, these past days I have been preparing for the kiddos to return to school. It's been a challenge since funds are very limited. Today, I had a little over $370 to work with. With that I needed to fill up the car, buy uniform shirts for Kiddo2, buy clothes for Kiddo1 and buy groceries including lunch items for next week. Here is the breakdown:
$61 for gas
$48 for Kiddo2's school uniform shirts
$99 for Kiddo1's clothes
$120 for groceries
$36 for lunch (back to school lunch)
Going out to lunch was not necessary. We had been out all day and the lunch ended up being a good way to enjoy a lunch out together before school starts. I'm happy I was able to do all I needed to with what I had.
I'm thankful to have made some sales on Ebay and with that will be getting Kiddo1 a book bag, Kiddo2 some shorts for school and Kiddo1 a pair of shoes.
I need to empty our "back to school" jar. Whatever is in it will go to any lingering school expenses :)
I'm going to be listing through the weekend. To be "cash only" 100% of the time is our goal. Its hard but we have come so far already. I just need to keep my eye on the prize - DEBT FREEDOM!