No Spend Day!
-$9.73 lunch @ Koryo Korean BBQ
-$288.00 part payment of my plane ticket to Mexico
-$750.00 January rent
-$101.12 monthly Student Loan payment
-$94.50 transit tickets
-$26.83 jean shorts from American Eagle
-$7.01 two candles 75% off from Bath & Body Works
-$3.68 veggies from neighborhood market
-$100.00 opened a TFSA and this was my starting contribution
No Spend Day!
-$10.93 Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar (treat for myself & J!)
-$38.71 groceries @ Superstore
Total Spend: -$1430.51
It figures that the first week I choose to track my spending is a week that I spend much more than usual. Although almost 50% of that “spend” went towards rent. I live in one of the most expensive cities in
Canada, North America, the world and pay $750.00 a month for my 400 square feet bachelorette pad. I guess it’s the robbery price I pay for living in one of the most gorgeous cities in the world. Good news is that I’m moving in with J on February 1st so soon enough my rent will be noticeably cheaper (details later…)
Other things to note this week:
- No Starbucks!
- I bought transit tickets rather than my usual $124 monthly pass because I am going to Mexico for a week so I won’t be commuting to work as much. Buying the 3 books of tickets saves me $29.50 woop woop
- One of my 13 for ’13 goals was to have at least one No Spend Day a week and the first week of the new year I had two!!!
- Another goal of mine was to open an RRSP account. After much thought, deliberation, and online research, I decided at this point in my life I would benefit more to open a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) <–future blog topic
And that is my first weekly spend report. Surprisingly I found it rather fun to write about (uhhh ohhh PF nerdy side showing). Using a spending app definitely made it much easier to keep track of all my expenses and also makes tracking every dollar and cent slightly cooler
I use the iSpending app for Iphone to track my expenses. Which app do you use? Any recommendations?