Every Monday during 2022, I am posting an update on what I spent for the week (variable spending only) as a way of keeping myself accountable for my impulse spending. Also, to see my true savings, I am tracking items I was tempted to buy but didn’t.
(I thought I would post this a day early)
June is in the books, as well as the first half of 2022. It’s hard to believe how fast this year is going, and also how slow. (I’m anxious, for many reasons, for this year to be over!).
This week’s spending is rather high, mainly because of gift-giving. I was late in getting wedding cards out (to weddings we didn’t attend) and a family friend’s baby. I decided to just get it down all in one fell swoop. Ouch. I also filled up my gas tank on the 30th, and both categories felt a bit like ‘cheating’ before going into July’s challenge, but I wanted to be fully transparent.
Here is the spending for June 27 – 30th:
- Groceries: $121.31
- Eating out: $45.00
- Personal Care: $7.00
- Gifts: $506.00! (2 family birthdays, two weddings, and a baby shower!)
- Gas: $41.65
June’s recap of spending by week:
Total Spending for June: $3,812.00.
Not the best month, but pretty consistent with my average spending. Hopefully, I can whittle that down to at least half going forward.