Spending Week 17 (July 18 – 24)

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My goal this week was 5 No Spend-days, considering that I’m usually shuffling money around, here there and everywhere this was quite the challenge. Now, you’re not going to see me going on any type of spending fasts or other crazy challenges because frankly, deprivation does NOT work for me, but every once in a while I need to reel in the spending and start ‘fresh’ before I spiral out of control completely and that is exactly what I’ve been doing for the month of July!

Monday:
No spend day!
– $20 E-fund

Tuesday:
– $73.47 Groceries ($60 in Airmiles giftcards)

Wednesday:
No spend day!

Thursday:
No spend day!
+ $136.96 Income

Friday:
No spend day!

Saturday:
– $24.00 Boat (BM)
– $23.75 Lunch

Sunday:
– $41.33 groceries (on target for the month!)
+ $198.42 Income
– $16.97 Mark’s Work Wear house (hoodie $ workout shirt, used $15 giftcard I had) (BM)
– $55.37 Renovation – shingles
– $20 E-fund

Totals:
Income: +$335.38
Budgeted expenses: $98.55
Budgeted Blow Money: $40.97
Renovation: $55.37
Notes; BM=Blow Money

I’ve caught up with my regular bills and have started building up my E-fund again. Yeah feels good! Things are going to be tight the next little while but I feel so much more confident going into this period with my finances in order. =) Also, four no spend days… hopefully I can do even better this week.

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4 Comments

  1. Deprivation doesn’t work for me either. It’s like binge dieting! The NBN challenge should keep you busy and your mind off spending this week, too! : )

  2. Wow, I always feel good when I have a week when I bring in more than I spend. Keep up the good work! I love your ‘no spend day’ idea – it provides a goal to attain every week which I think keeps people more on track.

  3. Congrats on starting the ER fund again. I bet you will feel better knowing you have a bit of a reserve.

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