Last month I decided that I was going to keep a record of my spending for the month. I recorded every last penny on the sheet of paper. My financial month runs 25th-24th as that is when I am paid. I can tell you that I spent a grand total of £1641.29 pence. This is absolutely every penny that went out of my account; all the direct debits, childcare, rent payments, food, treats, clothes we needed etc. The biggest chunk of my out goings was the rent and then childcare. We had lots of treats through the month not all expensive, but as it was a half term week during the month we did have extra expenses. I also bulk bought some meat to fill the freezer. I still managed to save £300.