As a reminder I run a zero based budget, meaning every dollar from every paycheck is accounted for. I do keep a $1000 cushion in the checking account in case mistakes are made along the way, but so far there haven't been any since I switched to budgeting this way.
There are no allowances for the kids until sometime in January as they wanted things that were over the Christmas budget we set for them. But we did allow them both advances on their allowances so they'd have something to open on Christmas and could take advantage of cyber sales. I still haven't figured out what DH and I are getting for Christmas, but we get $100 each.
_400.00 Grocery Envelope
__75.00 Household Envelope
_100.00 Gas Money
__78.82 Life Insurance DH
__60.46 Life Insurance Me
__48.71 Long Term Care Insurance (State requirement)
__50.00 Spending Money DH
__50.00 Spending Money Me
_100.00 Car Maintenance Envelope
$2772.75 Total Money Out
We also had an expenses reimbursement check for $494.19 from when DH flew up to Alaska that we finally got this week. Should have had it ages ago, but DH kept forgetting to put in for it. We put that on the Citi card as well and had $23.69 left to put in the Emergency Fund.
The Citi card is paid off in full and I am well enough now and recovered enough from my fall to be cooking again, so we won't be charging it up so badly from now on, at least so long as I stay on this healing path.