Review of May 2020 Expenses

Hi everybody,

Let us all have a look at how my money left my wallet in May.

I like to put my spending into categories to assess how much I am spending on different things. I also have a yearly spreadsheet to see what I’ve spent each year. Yes, I am a loser.

Here is what I spent my money on in May

GIFTS – £18.09

There were two work colleagues birthday’s this month that I contributed to their gifts. I also sent a couple of Moon Pig cards for people in my life who deserved a card.

BEAUTY – £54.52

I have been experimenting with new products during lock down. I have adult cystic acne and I’ve been trying out some products my friend who is into skin care recommended to me. So far so good. I did end up spending £14 on a conditioner from Lush which when it arrived turned out to be smaller than a can of coca cola (always check the measurements!) but on the plus side it does make my hair smell lovely.


This was a pack of first class stamps and posting some letters to Ireland. I like to keep in contact with my family through letters.


As you know I purchased a book writing masterclass which ate up most of my budget in May. I had to seriously move some money around to pay for it. I’m still not entirely sure if I made the right decision about signing up for this course, only time will tell, so I guess I have to make the most of this opportunity.


I bought two beautiful notebooks. One is for my French lessons on Duolingo, and the other is for my general notes. That should keep me busy for a while.


I bought a kindle book about learning languages quickly and in a way that will make you become fluent. I am yet to read it but I look forward to it when I do.


And finally, in May I donated £5 to the RSPCA, and £22 to a dear friend’s Go Fund Me fundraiser for an operation she needs. I try to donate whatever I can afford to charitable causes each month, I really wish I could have given more last month to my friend. But I guess something is better than nothing.


This definitely seems a lot, but £495 of this was for a course, meaning my other spends only amounted to £137.59 which seems a lot more affordable. It’s not like I’ll be making a purchase that big every month, at least I really hope not.

So that’s it, a review of my spending in May 2020.

Published by flodebtfreediary

Hello, I write about food, debt, saving money, mental health and social anxiety.

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