Hi guys, We are now halfway through the year, scary times at Ridgemont High! So although I tend to assess my spending mainly across a tax year, I have also been keeping track of my spending across a more standard January – December 2017 year because why have one spreadsheet when you can have two! […]

JUNE 2017 EXPENSES – How did my money get spent in June?

Well another month has passed, it is time to look at how my money got spent in June, what categories, how much, etc. SOCIAL Social costs in June = £81.73 TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY) Travel costs = £38.30 GIFTS Gift costs = £30.07 And now the category I affectionately refer to as the I FUCKED UP category. I […]

Financial Review of Week 21

Hi everybody! Sorry for the absence, today is a bumper version of the Financial Review of the Week as it will also include the finalised ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ budget spreadsheet. So here goes: FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Bread, Squash, Pattie £2.75 YEP, That was the only food expense in the house this week. So that […]

Financial Review of Week 20. Ta-Dah!

Hi everybody, Sorry for my maudlin posts yesterday. Life has been getting a bit on top of me recently. I must try and focus on what I can control and change and not what I can’t. Any who… FINANCIAL REVIEW OF WEEK 20 FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SPENDING Milk, Pasatta x 2, Mozzarella, Bananas and Bread £3.46 […]

The ‘Non Essential Spends Only’ Birthday Money

For my birthday at the end of March the boy gave me £40 spending money with the instructions that it was for ‘Non Essential Purchases’ only. Initially I was doing quite well, getting books for 37p (after vouchers), clothes for 38p (after vouchers) and hair bands because I needed hairbands, but I have decided to be strict […]

Financial Accounts for April 2017

I thought it might be helpful to compare my money in during April, and the money that went out. MONEY IN Wages £1206.26 Birthday Money £90 Savings £20 Disposable income allowance £75 Extra Money £23.70 Money for Birthday £100 Money from Savings £295 TOTAL = £1809.96   MONEY OUT Bills £1206.26 Expenses post March Pay Day £26.08 Expenses pre April Pay Day £323.58 Overspend on food […]

Financial Review of … What Week Is This? (It’s 17, Flo)

Hi Everybody, Well this week the shhhhhh hit the fan and things will have to dramatically change. But until then let’s have a look at how the little money I had left my wallet this week. FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SPENDING Milk and Bread – £2.68 A big monthly food shop on payday – £91.30 8 x Microwave […]

Happy Easter (Financial Review of Week 15)

Happy Easter everyone. I am planning on turning my chocolate eggs into either a tiffin or brownies, but haven’t decided yet. Any who… FINANCIAL REVIEW OF WEEK 15 FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Bread £1.19 Wraps £0.65 Frozen Onion, Frozen Sweetcorn, Frozen Broccoli and Milk £4.33 Indian Sides and Poppadoms £3.45 Milk, Apples, Bananas, Meat Pie for the boy, Sweet […]

A Breakdown of my March 2017 Accounts

Hi all, So I do what I call my ‘Accounts’ spreadsheet for each month from payday to payday. This is where I keep track of the money coming in versus the money that goes out. Here is what March looked like MONEY IN Wages = £1206.26 Birthday Money = £100 Leftover Food budget money = £1.13 Excess money […]

Financial Review of Week 11

This week has seen me reign in the spending, about time too. I have £6.30 to last me till Saturday 25th when I get paid. I hope it lasts. FOOD SHOPPING Milk (big milk) £1.53 Bread £1.19 Carrots, Parsnips, Anti Bacterial Wipes, Milk, Margarine, Cucumber £4.74 TOTAL SPEND (FOOD) = £7.46 DISCRETIONARY SPENDING Bus ticket £1.60 Milk for work £1.10 Football Ticket £6 TOTAL […]