The minimal spending plan till the holidays is continuing. This was a great week in terms of spending my weekly allowance frugally (covering grocery, transportation, weekend breakfast, and other little daily expenses).
The additional shopping and taking advantage of the deals are also continuing, meaning money is spent now to save money over the long run (what an interesting thing to say….).
My fun funds are nowhere near being positive, which is bothering me. Hope to lift it up above $0 before the new year 🙂
Expenses within the weekly allowance: $48.5
Fun funds (left-over from the weekly allowance): $120 – $48.5 = $71.5
Fun funds expenses (my discretionary spending): $80
Total fun funds accumulated to date: -$53 (yes, yes… it is a negative balance. no, no…. this is not great…)
Other expenses: a hefty $238.5, $100 of which is made for sewing supplies and notions
Savings from sales, transportation, and other expenses that I would normally do but have chosen not to this week : $222.5 (at least that is a good number; i could as well spend all of these. I am glad I have not..)
Overall, I am benefiting from the “minimal spending plan” – it helps me to consume what I already have, which is awesome (also helping with limiting waste and food hoarding). Since I still have lots of fresh and dry/canned/frozen food to be consumed, I think I will be fine with continuing with this plan for some time.
I will slow down with my other expenses and am not planning to make any stocking up or additional shopping for personal care or cleaning products (other than for sewing-related needs) .
Let’s see how the next few weeks will go ahead 🙂