Weekly Budget – Week 7

This weeks budget is back to more normal levels as Valentines has passed and I’m not expecting any additional expenses at least not the same size as those required for Valentines day. I also managed to get all of my reciepts for the year up to date unfortunately I haven’t had the time to really look at where I’ve been spending my money so I can better adjust my budget. With that said there are a few smaller changes that can be seen in this weeks budget:

Weekly Budget
Feb 16 – 22
Budget Actual
Alcohol $50.00
Food-Lunch $0.00
Food $85.00
Gas $25.00
Entertainment $0.00
Smokes $40.00
Misc $40.00
Transportation $20.00
Stupid $10.00
Total $270.00

I don’t have all of my weekly spending brokend down in detail but I did notice that I was in fact spending more money in a couple categories: Alcohol and Smokes. This is something that I will need to adjust and eventually fix but for this week I’m just going to increase each cateogry by $10 to cover closer to real amounts. I can’t say I’m proud about either of these and its about time to start decreasing the amounts. Its not that I can’t continue to afford paying money for them I just want to get out of debt before I start enjoying my money.

Other than the Smokes and Alcohol categories I am not going to spend money on eating out for lunch. I had success with this last week and if I manage to keep this category down over the long term I will be very happy. Its extremely easy to spend $10-15 a day eating out for lunch. Over a week that adds up quickly. Watch for some updates on the budget page in the next few days – hopefully I’ll have time to review my expenses and start putting together a plan to clean up some of the debt, that is my goal for this week.

2 thoughts on “Weekly Budget – Week 7”

  1. You should consider giving up smoking. I’m sure you’ve probably heard that one before, but it’s still true. Save your body the pain if you can. There’s some new drug that a lot of people are taking to quit. I can’t think of the name of it but my wife is a doctor and she says it’s really working for a lot of people. Just my two cents.

  2. I won’t say quit the smokes because I’m guilty of them as well. But do you happen to roll your own? I started rolling my own about 6 years ago now and it saves so much money. That can be a bad thing when it comes to a financial push to quit, though.

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