This week has been a spendy week. It seems I spent money on every single day apart from one. Crikey! Does this mean my Month of Scrooge Challenge is not going so well? Read on to find out.
I was all set to have a no spend day and depending how you look at it, while I did spend money none of it was towards my monthly budget costs. In fairness if I did not have a job I would not have spent any money for this but I am all about being transparent when it comes to finance.
So I have booked a return trip to Hawaii because to put it simply the price was too good not to. The cost of the flight was $516 return via Jetstar (a budget offshoot of Qantas). Note this price does not include checked luggage, meals or entertainment, but we all know that I am a traveller who can do without these luxuries. However I did pay an additional $49 each way for the privilege of sitting in the bulkhead seats (more leg space) figuring that it is the one luxury I am willing to pay for on a ten hour flight and is affordable too!
Altogether the total price of my flights was $622.53 (credit card payment fee included). Now that my friends is too good a price to simply let go! I also pre-booked a room in a hostel (double bed private) that required a 10% deposit and also paid immediately for travel insurance a must!
Please note also this cost has not come from my monthly budget but from the designated travel budget which I have set up for this year. Happy birthday to me!
Spend $0 however if were were to include the travel costs $807.20
Nothing much going on today, a gas top up and my monthly vehicle insurance was debited.
Despite efforts to rid myself of junk food I couldn’t help but head out to buy myself a fix.
Junkfood 1 Me 0
Today was spent reading and catching up on some much needed sleep.
Though I didn’t head out my mobile phone bill was due to be paid
I am finally on the last dregs of my gigantosaurus watermelon. A new fruit top up is in order because breakfast without fresh fruit is heinously wrong!
Some groceries are needed and hopefully that will be it for a a few days or more!
Busy at work today and no reason to spend any money
Try as I might not to, I am seriously craving me some chocolate. One final grocery shop perhaps and I still have 9 days to the end of the month!
Total Weekly Spend $144.08