Weekly Budget – Week 2 (June 2 – 8)

This is the second weekly budget that I’m putting together. I had a look at the previous week’s results and I have to say that I’m quite impressed with the end result. I think that with a little bit of effort I should be able to meet similar numbers. I’ll post an assessment of my last week’s spending tomorrow. Below is my planned budget for this upcoming week.

Weekly Budget
June 2 – 8
Budget Actual
Alcohol $20.00
Food-Lunch $20.00
Food $120.00
Gas $35.00
Entertainment $50.00
Smokes $25.00
Misc $40.00
Transportation $125.00

A couple items on the list are changed lower, most notably the Alcohol and Misc spending. I’m expecting that I’ll be able to bring these lower with a bit of effort. I’ve kept the Lunch spending at the same level for this week mostly because I want to get into the habit of bringing my lunch. The allocated $20 should let me grab lunch out 3 times if I’m careful. I’ve allocated a bit more for food because we didn’t buy any groceries for the upcoming week and I’m expecting there will be some extra spending. The one main item that I know will go up this week is my transportation spending. This is because my monthly parking costs are coming in.

Overall I believe that this budget is achievable. Don’t forget to drop a comment on this post or the contest announcement post from yesterday to be considered for the weekly budget contest. Wish me luck!

3 thoughts on “Weekly Budget – Week 2 (June 2 – 8)”

  1. I’m sure you get this comment a lot, but I can’t believe you spend $100/month on cigarettes. I actually cut back on my drinking (and nights out) when I saw how much I spent….

  2. The biggest reason I spend a lot on smokes is that they’re taxed very heavily and a small pack (20 smokes) costs $8 and often more. I smoke between 5 and 10 a day which simply adds up to close to that magic $100 a month. I am prepping myself to quit because I simply don’t enjoy it and can’t afford it.

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