Spending Recap: May 26-June 1, 2014
It’s been a bit of a tough week for me, so I apologize for posting this spending recap late, and mostly being away from the blog and social media. :)
$17 dinner at Pearl Hot Pot
No Spend Day!
$18 Eat! Vancouver
$20 Starbucks card
$109.32 MBP charger
Freelance Income: $0
Expenses: – $270.35
TOTAL: – $270.35
This week my MacBook Pro charger died on me. I’ve had my MBP for about 5 years now, but when Nic and I were living in Germany, our chargers got switched. He ended up with my newer one, and I got his old beat-up one (which I think is 6 years old). Anyway, long story short, I’m out $100. It’s a little bit annoying, but I’m grateful my computer has lasted this long. Hopefully I can squeeze a couple more years out of it before I have to replace it.
BF and I went to Eat! Vancouver on Saturday. I’ve never been before, but have heard really good things. The entrance fee was $18, which I thought was a little expensive considering you also have to buy tickets in order to sample the food and drink (20 tickets for $10). There were a lot of booths giving out free samples, but not anything you could consider meal-worthy. We spent a few hours eating and drinking, so the $28 each we spent wasn’t too bad. I was disappointed that many of the booths weren’t selling food (for example, one was selling kitchen cabinets, and another jewelry?). It lessened the value of the show for me. I can’t eat a necklace or cabinets.
It was a busy weekend because I also went hiking with Jamie Stein and Cait to Whyte Lake in West Vancouver. We had a great time chatting, and the hike was easy but scenic. Out of the hike, we decided we needed to do a lot more outdoorsy things with each other over the summer, so I’m really looking forward to that.
Anyway, that was my week of spending! :)
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.