I can't believe that November is just around the corner!! November means Thanksgiving is soon. Thanksgiving means Christmas is soon. Christmas means 2009 is almost over! Where has the year gone?!?!?
Here's the update on our budget for the month of October. We came in $3.46 under budget. Not a lot, but every little bit helps, right?
Total Savings for October (coupons, sales and under budget): $150.52
Total Savings for 2009:
Holy cow, that's a lot of money!! Thankfully, our pantry is stuffed, our fridge is full and the freezer is overflowing with good food. Our goal for Thanksgiving is to only buy things we absolutely have to have for the meals I've planned out (trying to plan meals around the things we already have on hand to keep from buying even more food) or things that are very cheap or free or things that we need for gatherings for the Thanksgiving holiday. This should cut our grocery bill in half, which means more money for... Christmas shopping!! Yippee!!