I think I did a little better this week. Remember, I’m using October as my “control group” month so I can see how much I typically spend. Then I’ll do some cut-backs. I have found myself avoiding purchases because I didn’t want to have to confess them at the end of the week… but as you will see, that didn’t stop me terribly much.
Bills: Student loan ($343.60), Electric ($30.93), Car payment ($277.06) – TOTAL: $651.59
Essentials: Gasoline ($35.25), Gasoline (27.93), Plumbing stuff at Wal-Mart to fix tub drain ($7.93) – TOTAL: $71.11
Nonessentials: Impulsively purchased CDs that promise to teach me French in ten days ($9.95), Groupon for chiropractor visit ($29), bowling ($5), Chipotle ($6.25), Chinese takeout ($6.75) – TOTAL: $56.95
- 10/12 – $5.45 – I forgot my lunch so I bought some apples and peanut butter at the grocery store
- 10/12 – $21.53 – Earth Fare
- 10/13 – $7.57 – Earth Fare (fixins for a kale chip nacho recipe)
Look, I did great on groceries this week! And I could make a case that my $29 Groupon is “necessary” in that it’s medical and I’ve been having a lot of back pain lately and I’m not just buying it because going to the chiropractor sounds like a really awesome fun time. Also, if I don’t learn French in ten days they say they will give me my money back. I also went to the zoo with my friend, but I have a membership so it was free to get in! I feel like I was more responsible with my money this week, until today when I ate out twice — obviously I got lazy.
How was your spending this week?