Jane's Budget: , 2015
Property tax 155
London Hydro 60
So far so good. I've had a few No Spend days now that I'm only shopping on Mondays and Fridays. Funny how that works! I have managed to delay several impulse purchases with the result that they weren't made at all saving me lots of moolah!! I've read that if you put off a purchase for even ONE day you will usually rethink it.
I took my truck in for an overdue oil change and also got new windshield wipers to the tune of $97.00. One wiper broke due to the deep freeze we were in last week! That comes out of my misc spending. Other misc spending includes some clothing from Talize, a thrift store - a winter coat, splash pants, hats, backpack etc. I also purchased a book online for my iPad and when I shopped at the art store to use my gift card I spent more than the worth of the gift card...of course!! To the tune of $42.00. Money well spent I think. And I took out some $$ which paid for dinner out with my 2 nephews and 1 great nephew and a couple of coffee dates.
Today was grocery shopping and gas up the truck day. Gas (a full tank) cost me $52.00 which is way cheaper than usual and groceries were $114 which is more than usual but the last time I bought any food was Dec. 30th! What I bought will last 2 weeks except we'll likely need more jalapenos - my daughter puts a lot of jalapenos in her guacamole and we always run out.
So here's what $115.00 Cdn buys you these days...doesn't look like much does it?
Some non-essentials, nothing too terrible. We need the multigrain scoops for our frequent feasts of guacamole! And basic crackers for hummus and tahini :) No excuse for the wine gums :/
The non-edibles - not much here to complain about - just laundry detergent, facial scrub and vitamins. Could be a lot worse!
Lots of chicken and chicken bacon (I had a craving!), shrimp, enough salmon for four meals, ditto on the sole. Mix in a few vegetarian meals and this will last at least 2 weeks - we're not huge meat eaters.
We need to find bigger jars of jalapenos!! Diced tomatoes is the base for so many meals and I love hummus for high-protein lunches and snacks.
And then the main part of our diet - cheap containers of riper veg and fruit for juicing plus lots of fresh fruit (bananas, blueberries, clementines and avocados(are they a fruit or a veg?) and lots of veg - spinach, celery, peppers, onions cucumbers, carrots, broccoli and lots and lots of tomatoes!
And that's what you get for $115!
Does that seem like a good price to you or a bad price?