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4-Week Report

September 2nd, 2006 at 11:34 am

I'm reporting a week late. This is actually for the 4 weeks ending August 26.

Everyday expenses came to $547, after coupons and including sales tax. Just about the same as last month.

As noted before, part of that total was $100.92 in gas, a record high.

Food expenses, including groceries and take-out, totalled $364. That's $91 a week. The latest chart from USDA showing the Low Cost plan for two people our age allows $89.80. That's one step up from the food-stamp-level Thrifty Plan. So I feel like I did pretty well; I just wish I could stay at around $85 a week and also not use so much gas.

Emergency Fund at $680, up $115 from the previous month.

CC Debt at $1256, down $738 from the previous month. $1149 is the HSBC 0% balance, the rest current purchases not yet billed.

3 Responses to “4-Week Report”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Where did you find the USDA information. I've been looking for updated information. I'd really appreciate a link or a reference. Thank You

  2. StressLess Says:

    Sarah, the latest month they have it for is May 2006. Here's a link:


  3. Sarah Says:

    Thank You very much.

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