I have done well this week, too. I think after a while, being frugal becomes a second nature 🙂
Here is this week’s spendings and savings:
Weekly allowance: $120
Expenses related to the weekly allowance (grocery and a cab ride): $54.5
Fun funds saved this week: $120 – $54.5= $65.5
Fun funds expenses: $0
Total fun funds accumulated so far in 2017: $1,039.5 !!! (a milestone! What do I do with this 1,000 bucks I saved from my weekly allowance? Tell me!!!!! )
Other expenses: $31.5 (gift and donation)
Savings from would-be-expenses: $43 (these are the savings from expenses that I would normally make, but decided not to; such as having breakfast at home rather than at a cafe, walking rather than taking the bus, the discounts at grocery stores etc.).
These savings have a special place in my heart because I know that I could easily make these expenses. And, more importantly, every once a while I contribute these saved money as mortgage pre-payments! How about this extra motivation to save? 🙂
Pantry and freezer treasures enjoyed this week: frozen bread, bean meal, and red lentil soup from the freezer 🙂 #endfoodhoarding; nothing from the pantry this week (ouch! I may have but I just cannot remember…..)
And as part of my “eat more diverse food challenge” I believe I have consumed around 7-8 food that I had not consumed the week before; ones that I can remember are beet, celery sticks, shrimp, carrot, red lentil, green lentil, and rolled oat. I must confess this is hard – to eat a variety of food and then trying to remember them 🙂 But it is all for good, so I will keep going 🙂
Happy savings and happy healthy eating!