Tuesday, September 27, 2011

$100 Til Pay Day

My budget has gone awry. I really have to sit down and do some serious number crunching. Looking at my bank account, I have realized that I have $100 until my next pay day, which will be on October 6! All the bills are paid. That's a good thing. And techinically, I have $300 until payday, but $200 will come out on the 3rd, so I'm not counting that as money I have to stretch for the next 9 days.

I'm just a tad bit freaked out about it. $25 of that will go towards Princess Penelope's allowance. Another $12 will be to pay for something I ordered a month ago. So that puts me down to $63 to stretch as far as I can.

And wouldn't you know it..... Publix has all of our regular stock up items on sale starting tomorrow. I was aniticipating a big grocery shopping, but that will definitely be on hold. I'll peruse the sale, see what I can get for next to nothing and that will be it. I have about half a tank of gas in the car. Which, if I truly limit where I go, I should be able to stretch. I have money in savings, but my goal here is to not touch that at all.



  1. Good luck with your budget! I'm sure you can do it! :)

  2. I was in the same position as you and I'm almost there! On Fri. Sept. 16th I had $48 left until payday which is this Friday (outside of grocery and gas $$) and so only 3 more days. I have $10 still left in my wallet so feeling pretty happy. You CAN do it!

  3. I'm with you on the short funds this paycheck. I have $25 left and don't get paid until Friday. I hope nothing comes up in the next 2 days - I hate this feeling! I do get a small check on Thursday for $112 from a side job, so then I will be breathing a little easier. But we have enough food and I have enough gas in my car for the week, so I think I'll make it.

  4. Unfortunately, my money includes grocery money. Ouch.