Monday, August 01, 2005

What I spent this week - July 31

Credit reports & credit scores from the 3 bureaus - $17.90* (prep for home buying)
Books/Magazines - $53.99 ($50* for a 2-yr of Fitness magazine from two kids selling magazine subscriptions to raise money for college + $3.99 Vogue)
Gas - $37.72*
Dining out - $67.93* (mostly breakfast & lunch during the week...yikes & this in addition to about $50 in groceries)
Trip to the Bellevue Arts & Crafts Fair with 2 friends - $9.11* (in lieu of the typical dinner & drinks. The $9.11 was for lunch at a wrap place. It was a fun, low-cost outing + we walked tons so it counts as exercise as well)
Candy/ice cream/shakes/junk foods in general - $13.64* (back to my caramel frappuccino addiction + a root beer float with a coworker after work)
MAC returns (shadestick & lipgloss purchased last week) - ($31.55)
Haircut - $50*
Painting - $42.43*
West Elm Aloe Chairs (2) for the home - $239.98*
Floor lamp - $49.95
Hardware for hanging up new paintings - $2.95
Netflix - $16.31*
CitiShopper- $8.99
GreatFun - $9.99
Amex finance charge - $9.51

*Includes tax & tips, where applicable

Total = $603.86 (additional tax calculated on 3.99+49.95+2.95)
Total for home decor = $339.96
Total for all other = $263.90

All these expenses are in addition to rent, utilities, car payment, insurance, phone and groceries. Uh-oh.

2 Comments:

At 8/01/2005 5:30 PM, Blogger Karen said...

tracking your spending sucks, doesn't it? :) I used to think I had a good handle on our spending until I actually did it!

 
At 8/02/2005 9:24 AM, Blogger mmb said...

It does, doesn't it? I miss the days when I was blissfully unawares of how much I was spending. But hey, it's getting us closer to being financial independence. :)

 

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