A good week in terms of saving from my weekly allowance, though I have had extra expenses:
Weekly allowance spending (transportation, grocery, breakfasts, eating out etc.): $71
Fun funds collected this week: $120 – $71 = $49
Fun funds left/accumulated so far: $174 (yay!)
Extra expenses: $105; this money was spent to dine out with a good friend and for the cab fare to pick up a gift for someone, who well deserved it. I am aware that it is a significant amount of money, but believe me when I said the enjoyment of these activities is worth the every dollar. One of those times when I sincerely think that “money is not everything”.
Fun funds expenses: $0
Savings from would-be-expenses (expenses I was tempted to do but did not do, or the discounts I used): $171.5
Overall, I remain highly satisfied with my budget and spending habits.
A couple of things are worth noting;
Walking in the morning rather than taking the bus has highly positive effects on me. I am glad the weather is permissive. This morning I had to go to a meeting away from my office and I directly walked there from home. It is a longer route, maybe around 35 min on foot. And after the meeting, I walked to my office, too. This last part is around 20 min. My mood was pretty good during the rest of the day, which makes me excited about walking (I believe a somehow long walk that warms my body and makes me sweat a little bit is also long enough to improve my brain chemistry). Additionally, I felt very proud of myself for not being lazy and taking the cab. Considering the additional $20 saved by just walking these distances makes me even more proud of myself.