I’m bending the rules a bit here as there have actually been 8 days of the year so far, but I thought I would do a little review of where I stand statistics wise, and Sundays always feel like a nice day for reflection.
NO SPEND DAYS (NSDs) = 3
Frozen Onion Packet £1.29
Milk, Orange Juice, Bread, Parsnips, Cucumber and Bananas £4.34
Apples and Grapes £2.19
TOTAL = £11.12
HOME: Printer Paper and HDMI Cable = £5 (paid for with a £5 note I found on the floor)
WORK EXPENSE: Milk = £0.80
SOCIAL: Train to friends baby shower = £3.90
SOCIAL: 3 Drinks meeting recently engaged friends with my boyfriend = £7
TOTAL SPEND = £16.70
Also this week I have earned 25p in a supermarket survey (to be uploaded to that supermarkets loyalty card) and a £5 Amazon voucher through the app Shopprize.
I have also earned enough points to exchange for a £10 voucher for a store of my choosing (from a selection) through a shopping data collection company I use.
Including the £5 note I found this week I have earned £20.25 on top of my wages.
The food shopping money comes from a separate budget so this week I am in profit when you compare my personal spends against what I have acquired.
I would find it extremely hard to make every week like this week, but I feel very positive about this start to 2017.
Also I have lost three pounds through healthier eating so go me.
Next week is going to have a few more spends in it than this week. I am on annual leave tomorrow and am using the day to go to the Dentist for a check up. Then I am travelling to a Football Theory session with my team on Tuesday, Wednesday should be a NSD, but Thursday will involve travel to my Football training, and also paying for the football session, Friday will hopefully be a NSD but then I am watching my football team on Saturday and may be seeing friends afterwards.
All of those things have been budgeted for but it still involves money leaving my pocket, something I am keen to do a lot less of this year.
I need to do a tally of all the money I have this month as I am determined to clear one of my credit cards-the one with the balance of only about £90 on it-before payday.
Wish me luck guys.