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Spending Recap: April 18-24, 2011

Please note that this does not include any expenses related to my home purchase or mortgage. Because all of the monies for that transaction came from savings, it does not directly affect my monthly budget numbers. For those who are super curious, I will be documenting every penny that I spend in order to close on my property, and will post it once I tally everything up in a few weeks.

Monday 18th
$2.58 iTunes

Tuesday 19th
No Spend Day!

Wendesday 20th
+$371.50 freelance/side income
Earls (dinner & drinks with friend)

Thursday 21st
No Spend Day!

Friday 22nd
$16 sushi (lunch with friend)
$47.63 gas

Saturday 23rd
No Spend Day!

Sunday 24th
No Spend Day!


TOTAL: + $290.29

Well, this was a good week, despite not making that much side income. I kept my spending to a minimum, and got to see some friends for some much needed catching up. It also helped that I spent most of the weekend packing up boxes or working, and didn’t really get out much except to go to the gym or run. Other than that, I don’t have much to say about this week of spending.

* This is all income I bring in that is above and beyond my full-time job. Money is primarily made through my two blogs and my graphic design business.

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


  1. Sounds like you had a good week! Way to go :o) Keep up the good work. Awesome job on the side income. That will be my next focus once I'm settled in my new place… gotta come up with a way to increase our income so we can pay off debt faster!
    My recent post Is it a bad thing to hide money from your spouse

  2. It's great that you have 4 No Spend days!

    What's more impressive is that you didn't spend anything on the weekend. Last week I was able to get through the full work week without spending, but haven't been successful with weekend No Spend days.

    Good for you!
    My recent post 4 Ways ATM’s Force You to Spend More Money

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