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Little Expenses Add Up

February 4th, 2008 at 12:17 pm


It seems to me that it's really not the big expenses that break my budget so much as it is the little ones that eat away at it bit by bit. This morning I had to write a check for DS#3's field trip for environmental science that he wants to go on. Only $25, but that's $25 that wasn't expected, so I have to take it out of the budget somewhere.

We've stopped paying the 2 youngest to do chores around the house because DH got tired of them not doing them correctly. So that money went back into the budget and I'm paying for the things, like this, that come up instead of them using their allowance. It's not often that they need money for things, so it's not a big deal. I'll account for it somewhere...

2 Responses to “Little Expenses Add Up”

  1. nance Says:

    Do the kids still have to do the chores? If not, it sounds like a win-win situation for them.

  2. Lauren Says:

    I know what you mean about the little things! I think it's because it's so easy to nip the big things in the bud, but the little things just seem so innocuous. They just add up and it's hard to keep them down.

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