2017 Spending Review

Hi all.

So in 2016 I felt that the only way for me to clear my debts at a good rate was to effectively ban spending on all unessential items.

I was relatively militant and although I did buy things, although I did buy things I could have just about lived without, I decided that all those purchases were ‘contraband’ purchases.

First I will begin with the spending on the approved categories.

2017 TOTALS

HEALTH = £57.32

GIFTS = £315.88

POSTAGE AND PACKAGING = £131.50

TRAVEL (VISITING) = £183.25

TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY) = £204.70

HOME WARE = £43.56

SOCIAL = £1316.80

CLOTHING MAINTENANCE = £42.85

DEBT = £0.60 (Library Fine)

EBAY = £17.73

WORK EXPENSE = £24.23

Now onto the contraband purchases which I have sub divided into categories.

CLOTHING = £147.30

BOOKS = £12.60

NON ESSENTIAL FOOD = £190.34

UNESSENTIAL HOME WARE = £8.09

BEAUTY = £14.70

NOTEBOOKS = £5.49

MAGAZINES = £17.14

DVDS = £7

HOBBIES = £15.47

TOTAL CONTRABAND SPENDING = £416.92

Ok, so not great.

BUT…..

I looked at what I spent on the same type of purchases in 2016.

The total was £2110.45

I had reduced my spending on unessential purchases by just over 80%.

Can I get a woo woo!!!!???

I think I can call the year a success.

 

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