Sunday, a day perfect for reflection.
FINANCIAL REVIEW OF WEEK 6
Entry to 10k race £23.32
Meal with boyfriend £5
POSTAGE AND PACKAGING
Postage envelope £0.89
Posting birthday present to friend £3.35
TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY)
Baby socks for friend who has just had her baby £5
1/2 of Roku TV Stick (so we can watch the WWE Network) £15
TOTAL DISCRETIONARY SPENDING = £56.05
Dry Shampoo and Vitamin C tablets £2.84
Razors and Cleansing wipes £1.89
Rice Krispies, Milk and Bread £4.90
Pastie and Raspberries £2.75
Carrots, Rice, Potatoes and Hairbrush £2.81
Milk, Cheese, Bananas and Frozen Onion £5.46
Bread, Orange Juice and Cucumber £2.19
TOTAL FOOD/GROCERIES SPEND = £22.84
TOTAL WEEK 6 SPENDING = £78.89
So another week of heavy spending.
I’m definitely going to have to rein it in as I have very little money left.
£50 in my savings.
£5 in my wallet
£38.73 in my bank account from a Top Cash Back payout.
I have about £15.70 worth of confirmed expenses between now and payday, so I do have the money to cover my expenses, but I won’t be able to do anything extra. I will have to be careful.
As said in a previous post this month will be a bit of a challenge because I won’t have any Christmas money behind me as a buffer, and in reality March will also be a challenge because February is the shortest month.
So things will be struggle, struggle, struggle for the next while.
But it will hopefully all be fine.
I have decided that for the most part all social activities, including any plans I had to celebrate my birthday at the end of March, are cancelled.
This is because my contract at work is not being accepted, and I wasn’t shortlisted for the job I had applied for.
This means my job situation is looking a lot more dire than it was previously.
I’m going to have to step up the job hunt.
I do not want another four months unemployed this year!