1.16.2012

Weekly Money Check-Up 1/9-1/15/2012

Hello! I was in Orange County this weekend and the hotel charged for internet so I wasn't on the computer all weekend. It was so nice to be unplugged. I did have my phone with internet but I barely went on it besides to check email periodically. BF and I hung out with my mom and brother for my bro's club volleyball tournament. We stayed at the Hilton Suites hotel and besides my dog barking at everything in the hotel resulting in hopeless sleep for us, it was nice. We didn't get back until late last night and I almost didn't make it to work because I finally got enough sleep last night!

The good news is I didn't spend any money at all! On Friday night my BF paid for dinner at Wood Ranch, one of my fave restaurants. He spent about $100 on 4 people... a bit overpriced for what we got. My mom already paid for the hotel and she paid for everything else. We got some tournament snacks and water at Target on Saturday, and had free breakfast at the hotel. We went to the outlets and my mom insisted on paying for some yoga pants and a sweater for me at Old Navy. Everything was 40% off (including sale items) so my items came out to $11 and $6. For dinner that night we went to a Thai restaurant which my mom paid for again and on Sunday we went to TGI Friday's which she paid for again. I kept telling her that I wanted to pay but she said don't worry about it. I'm not used to her paying for everything for me, but I'm sure she just wants to make sure we are taken care of since we live so far away and she barely pays for us. Oh wait she also paid for my gas which was nice! I miss her already haha.

I had a great spending week last week! I'm also easing in my work out. My favorite turbo kick teacher is back so I will definitely be going every Friday.

Monday
No spend day!

Tuesday
$2 - iTunes (iPad apps to read PDFs)

Wednesday
$7 - Chinese for lunch w/ coworker

Thursday
$34.54 - Gas

Friday
No spend day!

Saturday
No spend day!

Sunday
$8 (worth $17) - I checked my email around 6am and ended up buying a Living Social deal for a half dozen cupcakes at this new place by my work. I must have been hungry. Grrr.

Total = $51.54

I'm kinda shocked at my total! I knew I had a good week but I guess I had a great week. In addition I sent $550 to savings and $250 to my roth, and the usuals came out of my paycheck to 401k and employee stock purchase plan. If only every week was like this! I'm going to have to go grocery shopping today so I hope I can keep my spending low again.

Other good news is I got a fee waiver for one of the schools I'm applying to. That saves me $75 in the future! I'm also thinking about sending a letter to 2 other schools requesting fee waivers, each costing $75 to apply to each school.

8 comments:

Michelle P said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great job on the no spending!

Big City...Beer Budget said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like my dream week!!!

My money, my life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yay for the fee waivers!!!

I recently found out that I spend less in groceries than what I had imagined. Doing better than how you thought you did is awesome!

The Happy Homeowner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is an awesome weekly update; nice work!

Daisy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, awesome job! I'm jealous, I never have weeks like that lately.

Yola Thorp said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great job.

xx,
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Katherine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great job so far! I need to find more no spend days - I always feel great afterwards :)

Girl Makes Cents said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, awesome week!! Hope more of those come. And cupcakes are awesome!! Hope they are delicious.

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