Hmmmm.... Today is lunch out $25, then a work event (free.) Brunch tomorrow will be around $40, then I'm hanging out and staying in. We need to buy some wood and stain for the shelves my man is building, so maybe $30 on that. It's my week to buy groceries, so let's say $60 or $70 for that. Sunday...no plans but quality time with the dude. Let's round out and say $200.
Tonight we're going to a dinner party, so I've got to pick up some cocktail fixings as that's our contribution. Probably $40-50, but they're going back to restock our home bar so not too bad. Tomorrow I've got a lunch out, let's say $25, and a train ride $12. Then I have dinner with a family and a work party, so all free. Work party is sending me home via a car, wheeee, free and easy! Sunday my family is driving in a piece of furniture and we're paying movers to hoist it up the stairs. My half of movers is $50. Then we're being taken out to brunch by family, that'll be free. We probably need groceries after that. So, probably another $30 or 40 for my half. Yiiiikes, $200. Definitely not that much left in the budget, but we'll make it work I guess.
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estimated 100 - 60 going out and 40 groceries. i went over, but feel good about being thrifty outside of going out, which is not something i am generally thrify about. ended up spending $90 going out (burgers and cocktails for two, my bf got subsequent drinks and the cab home), $50 on a new pot (i ruined the other one last week) soap (hand and body, organic and fancy, what budget?), cleaner things, make-up remover wipes, and new tuberware that is insanely cute, $40 on groceries. maybe not the thrifiest home improvements and boozing, but they've made my life much nicer, so i'm on board.
@ThatJenn Where are you going?!
Ahahaha, everything went to hell the minute I set my savings goals. So, January ’14: $1600. February '14: $1000. Womp.
@isabellebleu No but really
@meatcute CSA!!!! We spend ~$400-500 each year and get POUNDS of fresh veggies and fruits every week for like 4-5 months. It MORE than feeds two of us, with some added meat.
$25 on groceries, $14 cab, $15 on prosecco. THAT'S IT. Yay.
Spent all the money. A planned (cheaper) vacation was cancelled when a friend we were going away with got sick, so we did a staycation. Since it was my BF's birthday, I paid for all our fun! $40 dinner with his friends (who also chipped in to pay for him), $50 drinks (friends helped on that front, too), $70 brunch, $120 special coupley bday dinner. Weekend of fun - $290. Look on my man's face when he saw the restaurant menu last night - priceless.