That's great! Sounds like that'll help give you some financial wiggle room. Best of luck!
41%! I live in a studio apartment in SF. I wish my rent were lower, but I live in a safe neighborhood and I am a 20 minute walk from work, so it's worth the cost to me.
I'm going to a wedding in Utah next week (Wed-Mon) that is going to involve an overnight bus trip from SF to LA, then a stop in Vegas, and a 7 hour drive to Moab, so my goal this weekend is to only spend money on groceries. The necessities. And nothing else! Except a dinner thing I have tonight. And maybe some tea at a coffee shop... Friday: Trader Joe's run! Hopefully around $30. Meet friend for dinner and a drink. (Hopefully around $20) Saturday: City Guides Walking Tour of North Beach (Free, but will probably give $3-$5 tip) Sunday: Possibly hang out at my local cafe and work on my blog/design portfolio. ($4) Prepare breakfast & lunch for the week (Mon-Wed) ($0), and attend a dinner at my friend's place. I'm bringing wine (that I bought a week ago), so this will be a $0 activity. Estimate: ~$60
Loved this post!
I just moved last weekend so that sucked up most of my budget for this coming week, ergo, I need to lay as low as possible this weekend and next week! (Which i am dubbing "hermit week.") Friday (tonight): I need to pick up on waffle mix and fruit since I'm having some coworkers over for breakfast tomorrow morning ($10), and I'm going to a triple feature tonight ($20 - ticket plus sandwich). Saturday: Cherry Blossom festival (hopefully no more than $20). Saturday night I'm going to this free party, with free food and open bar! ($0) Sunday: Clean, organize and decorate my new apartment. ($0) Also, Mike, I'm excited about your upcoming visit from R&D! I miss you guys; have a blast!
Happy birthday, The Billfold! So happy for you guys. Cheers!
This weekend is going to be really non-spendy due to the fact that I get the keys to my new apartment on Monday and want to conserve funds for odds and ends I'll inevitably need for my new place (which I'll shop for next week). Friday - Tonight, I plan to do some web development work, make dinner, do some laundry ($20 for 2 week's worth of quarters), possible watch The Invisible War, and read. ($20) Saturday - My friend invited me to her Catholic confirmation ceremony, so I'll be attending that in the evening. In the afternoon I'll need to buy her a gift or flowers ($20). And then I believe I'm going to dinner with her family ($30). ($50) Sunday - I'll probably make a run to the grocery store to pick up items for the week. I did two big trips last week so I won't need much. ($20) Total: Around $90.
I had a friend in town this week, so this weekend will be VERY low key. Tonight: Staying in, making food, and catching up on the TV I missed this week. $0 Saturday: Working on a freelance gig at home, maybe venturing out to work in a coffee shop for a bit ($5). Picking up my dry cleaning ($24). Later in the evening meeting friends for drinks downtown. ($15) Sunday: Attending a reggaeton dance class (~$12) and staying in the rest of the day. Total: Hopefully around $56
Lookout weekend cause, here I come! This weekend will be low key but also a tad pricey because I need to buy some concert tix: Friday: Staying in and making dinner, then heading to Oakland. I should already have $3 on my Bart card so I'll spend $4 to cover the rest of my fare. ($4 total) Saturday: Probably getting brunch/lunch ($15), then catching up on tv/movies and most likely staying in again. (Total $15) Sunday: Purchasing tickets to see Great Big Sea (about $75 for 2 tickets), going to high tea with some friends ($30), then picking up snacks for a clothing swap and the Oscars ($15). (Total $120) Total Estimate: $139