weekly budget check


This is the second week with the $120 weekly allowance thereshold.

Overall, I have done well – I spent $99 on grocery and breakfasts (5 days this week I have got breakfast at a cafe). No cab fare for this week, which is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

The remaining portion of the weekly allowance that I saved is $21; now this goes to my “fun funds”. Together with the last week’s savings, I now have $51.5 in this account – I am free to spend it on things that will bring me joy, excitement, or happiness like books, hair cut, dining out, or something else ๐Ÿ™‚

The savings from would-be-expenses is $160.5 this week; these include the savings from discounts (grocery) as well as two unnecessary expenses I used to have in the past. I am so happy that I finally kicked these expenses out of my life! Keeping track of these savings help me to see how much money I was throwing away in the past by not following the sales every week or by taking the cab rather than the bus, etc. Over a month, they reach around $500 and over a year ~$6,000. This is a real eye opener and it motivates me more to keep going. I may suggest a similar exercise for you… Give it a try.

I feel very empowered by this budget and keeping within my limits. Of course, the main thing was to kick the unnecessary expenses out, which literally took years. But, now it is done and I should do nothing but celebrate this ๐Ÿ™‚

Hoping to haveย similar savingsย in the coming weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. it is, is it not? I feel silly to have let such a big amount of money wasted at my hands for years… I am sorry for this behavior in the past; but more than that now I am glad that I have finally got rid of these extra expenses. It is very exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ I struggled with these expenses for years. so I know it is not easy. I am sure though over time you too can reduce your own unnecessary expenses ๐Ÿ™‚

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