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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. :)

Monday 26th
$17 dinner at Pearl Hot Pot

Tuesday 27th
No Spend Day!

Wednesday 28th
$2.21 water

Thursday 29th
$50.21 gas

Friday 30th
$1.67 groceries

Saturday 31st
$18 Eat! Vancouver
$16.85 dinner

Sunday 1st
$35.08 groceries
$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 writer, 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, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


Comments

  1. eemusings says:

    Yeah I find Taste of Auckland poor value for the same reason – expensive entry plus you have to buy food individually inside, and the portions are small. And heck, last time I had free entry, and was still disappointed! Never going again.

    • Krystal Yee says:

      Yeah, I had a good time, but not sure it justifies spending close to $30! Especially when most of the vendors weren’t unique at all. Maybe would consider going next year if I had free entry, but was kinda disappointed with the whole thing. :|

  2. luminousgloww@gmail.com says:

    1.67 on groceries? Sure

    • Krystal Yee says:

      I went to a farmer’s market and picked up an eggplant for a BBQ I was going to that night. :)

  3. mweimer says:

    Was just going through the posts ( have been your site out for a few months now ) and the nerd in me decided to make a reply. 5 years on your MBP thats great! Just wanted to make sure you have a Time Machine back up at that age! Thanks for sharing.

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