Friday - 52 on booze and food at Nets game. BF bought tickets, I sprung for food. Fell asleep early after the game. Saturday - 30 cleaned, cleaned, ate some pad thai, walked uptown for lunch, got some snacks and drinks (that BF sprung for) Sunday - 28 on groceries, prepaid yoga that I won't count here, 30 on breakfast out because I'm too lazy to cook breakfast. 140$
Estimated <$200. Actual: $204 Takeout after a long weekend $35 Taxis/Ubering around town for 3 days: $75 Drinks with friends for BF/me: $63 Food for friends: $16 Duane Reade: $15 It's always the cabs that break the bank, but we spent three days running around town and I picked up many cab fares as part of being a good host! It was a lovely weekend so I am quite pleased. Will keep spending tight for the rest of the week.
It's going to be a pricey one! Tonight is date night. I'll probably pay for dinner (if we do that) and some cabs; dude will pay for the pricey cocktails. ($20-50?) Then some friends arrive from out of town, so there will likely be another cab from my place to BF's, where I'll be staying for the night while friends are at my place. ($15) Tomorrow we're having brunch at my house with friends. Will grab bread and tomatoes on the way over- ~$10 Dinner at friend's family's restaurant ($0, family) Play tickets at night ($30, discount!) for bf and me Drinks... $20. Sunday brunch $30-50 depending on how many drinks Let's say $30 for unexpected expenses... so my final estimate would be $155-$205. Not too bad for multiple nights out in Manhattan.
@PicNic Japanese lunch boxes are your new best friend. Google a variety (Ms Bento, the one from fab) give you a bunch of different containers in one easy-to-carry bag/box so you can bring snacks for lunch! I'm a big snacker. In the Ms. Bento, I will fill all four containers. One with nuts (snack) one with mini bagels and cream cheese, and the other two with some sort of lunch thing. Often veggies/hummus and leftovers. I find it's a lot more like eating at home, since you don't have to have a One Dish Meal.
Ahhh, I wish there were numbers. I get that it's a lot to ask a site-wide personality about like, what she makes as a freelancer but I am DYING TO KNOW what kickin' butt freelancers make. Because I was a hustler freelancer at age 23 (will write 4 food type) and made a decent amount (and slept far less than I should have), but is the sky the limit when you're bigger and better? How high is the sky?!
So much success this month!! Joining in, could use said success. Working on two cards that I want to get down to zero, which I'll consolidate here. Knocking them down by 200 each month, but will probably end up taking on a freelance story to get over the hump. BoA/Discover: 725.
Friday: cheap Chinese and a beer with a friend $20, followed by a bunch of work or falling asleep early Saturday: yoga (prepaid, also I refuse to worry about money for yoga or therapy, because, peace of mind = priceless), then brunch with some ladies ($30?) then maybe some day drinking or day wandering with boyfriend (?) Sunday: Nothing planned! Hopefully cooking some of our CSA. My e'ry day budget is 35 a day, hopefully I'll be just a smidge under that. ($105.)
I read these pieces so much, but really, what I want to wonder is: what are the things you will say no to next week when you run out of money for this? That's what I struggle with every single time I get a haircut. Do I have a light week coming up or is there going to be something that I have to say no to for this emotional eye wax? (Totally something I've done too!) Generally, I just charge it all to my card and say no to nothing but my savings account.
agree; it shouldn't be a financial consideration. it should be a love/relationship consideration. this q should be going to hairpin or awl, not here; that's the first red flag. logan's advice was spot on.
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.