This is so funny! I too would be horrified if I tallied the amount I spend on sweets, alcohol and fancy paper products.
For me, I prefer to use my credit card because of the miles I get. I try to put everything on my credit card for that reason. And it really does pay off - I've gotten numerous flights with my miles for (virtually) free. Also, I agree with the others who wrote above that when you see your monthly card bill, it's more "real" than using cash. But I think it's all about whatever works for the individual.
@WorkinHardBrother I worked in Manhattan for eight years, at different companies. I was always given company devices to use, and working 12 hours was never the standard.
This place sounds so gross, on so many levels. I'll never use their services. Thanks for the informative article!
After three weeks of searching, my husband and I finally have an apartment in LA, and we're signing the lease today! And moving in next week. Yayyyyyyyyy Today or tomorrow I need to do some grocery shopping - $20. My friend is having an Oktoberfest party tomorrow and I need to bring a dish that has been as an ingredient. I'm thinking beer black bean soup? On Sunday I'm going to a friend's birthday brunch. I already bought her a present but will go in on the brunch for her - plus my own - $40? I need to go to Walgreen's for some errands that will probably be about $10. And pick up my dry cleaning - $15. And maybe coffee tomorrow - $5. Plus $20 for any other expenses while I'm out and about. Total = $110
This sounds so yummy! I am not a vegetarian, but I try not to eat meats most nights, since it's better for the environment and for my wallet. The beans in this dish will give you plenty of protein, and I bet it's super filling. I live recipes like this that give you a lot of options - templates, not ingredient-specific. Would love to see more of it in The BIllfold!
“My goal is to always get you to break your estimate," love it. This weekend was devoted to apartment hunting, and I've found not one but two that I love! Now, fingers crossed things work out. On Friday I didn't spend anything, just came home and had dinner. Not very exciting, but cheap! Saturday was a big apt hunting day. Didn't cost anything though, except $7 at Fed Ex to copy and scan some documents. Yesterday was more spendy. I went to Ross, the best place for clothing shopping, and spent $68. I bought a bottle of wine for $26 for a friend who's hosting me this week. Spent about $10 at Trader Joe's, and $9 on lunch. Oh, and $17 for my monthly Weight Watchers fee. Total = $127. Estimated $90.
I've been staying with my folks for the past few weeks while searching for an LA apartment, and wow, it's a great way to save money! Free rent and free food, I'm not complaining, even if staying with my parents means... staying with my parents. Today I may treat myself to a dessert or drink for getting through the work week. $5? Will probably eat dinner at home. Tomorrow, going to look at a whole bunch of apartments. Might grab lunch while I'm out, hopefully no more than $10. A friend is having a birthday party tomorrow but I don't think I'll make it out to her neighborhood. But if I do - $20 on drinks. I don't have any plans for Sunday yet (maybe more apartments?), but I'll probably need to put more gas in my car - $35. And if I go out, I may be tempted to shop, so I'll make a limit to myself of $20. Total = $90
@wafflez I second AAM. I have asked her many questions, and she almost always posts them. You can get very helpful advice from her!