66, unexpected dinner on saturday night for bf and me. 25, brunch on sunday. 12, groceries, 9, new sink drain and goldenbaren. 110. ten dollars over, but such a lovely weekend.
It's a new month! Started June budget a day early so I could stop seeing that I was $400 over May's budget (stupid May!). I've upped June's budget a couple hundred dollars because I think I might have been overly optimistic with May (and it's a lot more fun/persuasive to skip dinner out to stay on budget rather than fight to get to 350 over versus 400 over, you know?) So, tonight: drinks, dinner with bf's friends. $50? unless he pays for both of us, which is possible. Tomorrow: Arrested Development marathon, maybe some snacks, $20? Sunday: Yoga, already paid for, maybe some groceries $20? So... $20-100
$34. Boom. $26 under expected plan! Am proud.(Went home, so family picked up grocery tabs and train tickets, but otherwise it was a weekend of free things: running and tennis and TV snuggling with boyfriend. BEST.)
I'm $400 over on budget this weekend thanks to a haircut and a very expensive massive 'stock up' grocery shop (the store was going out of business! everything was on sale!), not including the $1100 in medical bills I paid this month. Sooo, $1500 WHOOPS! It's maybe not the smartest, but I'm deciding to forgive myself for this one, since this month is an extra paycheck month (god bless May and getting paid every two Fridays!) and there was no avoiding the medical bills. I'm going to go out for a very respectful cheap dinner (wine and bar food, $20ish) then heading to CT tomorrow morning (bagels, train snacks $15, but train tickets paid for by Mom) then no spending till Monday, when we return for Arrested Development marathon and seeing friends! Will maybe pick up snacks or groceries or something, $20? $60. Not bad for a long weekend.
This read like a catharsis; I hope it felt like one, too. Thank you for sharing.
Mint says 85/week, roughly. That's high... It feeds roughly 1.5 people. Boyfriend tends to spend more on going out costs and I tend to pay for groceries (since we spend all weekends and some weekday time at my house). We don't keep tabs, but try to make sure no one is spending too much more than the other... I also have thrown a few dinner parties in that time. My CSA starts in a couple weeks and I think that will greatly reduce my costs, though, which is exciting! My CSA share was split by three -- me, bf, and a friend -- and we each pay 10 a week. I don't even want to think about how much of these 85 was on not-very-fresh produce in this blasted expensive city!
Bf is out of town! I'm trying to be very thrifty in his absence, but also see lots of friends. Conflicting interests. Dinner tonight with besties, $30. Have pre-paid ballet tickets on Saturday and we're going to a fancy lunch, but said friend owes me money from last weekend so $30. Dinner party saturday, already have the wine to bring. Sunday...maybe brunch, maybe nothing. <$100. GO TEAM.