This month my debt moved to the teens for the first time, and stands at $19, 232. Compared to last month when I reduced my debt by $2, 456, this month my debt reduction is considerably lower at $ 1, 618. I spent considerably more money on groceries and eating/drinking out this month. Looking at my Mint.com account, which tracks my credit and debit cards spending, I spent about $250 more on eating/drinking out and $100 more on groceries than what I did last few months. I must have spent a few more dollars of cash here and there as well which have not been accounted. This shows how easy it is for me to go over budget and spend more than what I planned. It just takes a few dollars at a time.