How to Ignore your Budget

After this weekend, I should be the labelled poster child for how to ignore your budget.  Just a few of the ways we spent money where we shouldn’t:

Two trips to Taco Bell  $15

One trip to Whataburger $5

Apps & Music on iTunes $20

Pizza   $20

$60 in one weekend with nothing to show for it except a new app (which is actually pretty cool) and some new music (which is way cool).

(For my friends who are wondering why our lunch out yesterday isn’t included in this list, it’s because that was actually budgeted, so there.)


So after a weekend like this, I definitely think this sign is true:

Source: via Lindsay on Pinterest


Since I’m all about sharing our successes, I thought I’d share that this weekend wasn’t one. Here’s to getting back on track in February.

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4 Responses to “How to Ignore your Budget”

  1. Christy says:

    I'm very impressed that you had money left in the budget at the last of the month for Sunday lunch yesterday! We used 90% of ours up the first 2 weeks and scraped by last weekend by going cheap.

    • downswithdebt says:

      Let's just say I REALLY like my Sunday lunches. lol It's usually the most grown-up conversation time I get all week!

  2. ihavetriedit says:

    Every time I visit your blog, I feel like the red in the thermometer has moved up towards your goal. You must be doing a lot of things right! Don't kick yourself too much for one bad weekend.

    • downswithdebt says:

      Thank you!! It is moving up and I know things are going in the right direction. I just know we could get there FASTER if we would stop spending those extra dollars and cents on junk. It just motivates me to spend less (much to the chagrin of my family…).

      Thanks for the encouragement. :)

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