So I intentionally skipped last weekend because I moved and bought furniture and didn't want to think about all the dollars I dropped ha. Friday: Concert tickets-53.50 Gas- $50 Working out w/ trainer- free (bought a 10 session package earlier in the week for $200) Cooking dinner- free Cleaning/finish unpacking-free Saturday Lunch at home- free Driving to my previous city- free Dinner w/ friends- $40 Drinks w/ friends- $20 Sunday Lunch with a friend- $15 Driving back to small town- free Dinner at home- free Total- round up to $180
@bgprincipessa I think there was a sign saying that it was only for meeting participants, but I am not sure what else. I can totally see students doing that, but this is a large corporation that is places a huge emphasis on ethics so I think it was a bit different.
@garli My office building has big conference room area in the basement and then used to just have catered breakfast/coffee there at all times for meetings. Apparently there were people who would just go down there and grab breakfast every day when they didn't have meetings down there. Eventually they fired everyone they caught doing it and now all the departments have to pay for their own catering (which makes more sense). Can you imagine telling your family that you got fired for stealing donuts?
@Caitlin with a C I have been making large purchases on Thursdays and Mondays just so I don't have to include it in my weekend estimate ;)
@andnowlights I bought workout clothes from Old Navy too! They had some really cute capris for $17, moisture-wicking and everything. Someone at the gym asked me if they were from Lululemon
I estimated $110 for drinks and meals (can't grocery shop because I am moving on Friday). Friday: $18 drinks Saturday: $11 Lunch, $3 on drunk Mcdonalds, $18 wine; then I decided to go shopping for new clothes since I am going from a business profesh job to one where I can where jeans/casual everyday. I spent $196 total on 2 pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of workout capris (I know, that is not for my new job), a button up, 3 pullovers to go over button-ups and a jacket. I also bought a pair of safety boots for work but I used an Amazon gift card. Sunday: $15 lunch; was treated to a goodbye dinner by a family I am close with Total: $261, definitely underestimated.
@Stina Thank you! The new role I am taking is huge deal and I will have a ton of responsibility so I am very excited about that. The town is very small, but is only a couple of hours away from the city in which I live now so I can go visit often. And the cost of living is crazy cheap. I got a 2bdrm, 1000 sqft duplex for $550 a month with a washer and dryer and dishwasher in the unit. Crazy!
I really enjoyed this. I appreciate seeing different financial/career perspectives. A lot of sites that focus on financial/career levels tend to focus on people who are constantly struggling so I appreciate seeing the middle ground where someone is successful as a young adult but still has a a lot of goals left to reach.
First time commenting! This is my last weekend of living in the city, I am moving to a small town for work next week. Friday: No specific plans, will probably drink away my feelings about moving-$40 Saturday: Lunch-$10, Dinner-$30, more feeling drinking-$30 Sunday: Packing-free since I don't have a lot of stuff Total $110