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Spending Recap: September 15-21, 2014

Monday 15th
$14.78 groceries

Tuesday 16th
No Spend Day!

Wednesday 17th
$8.40 Marble Slab Creamery

Thursday 18th
$5.25 lunch
$31.50 Stitch-It
$50.39 Banana Republic
$7.41 dinner

Friday 19th
$12.50 lunch

Saturday 20th – Kauai, Hawaii
$2.75 SkyTrain
$17.51 dinner
$109.65 groceries

Sunday 21st – Kauai, Hawaii
$13.56 dinner

Freelance Income: $0
Expenses: – $273.70

TOTAL: – $273.70

This was a pretty normal week of spending. I did go out for lunch twice, and bought dinner a few times. It was a pretty hectic week running last-minute errands before our trip, and going back and forth between my place and BF’s apartment. It was hard to find the right balance with the groceries. So that was a bit of a fail on my part.

But a huge plus is that since I’m a member of Hyundai’s Drive Squad, I got a brand new loaner car for the entire week. This meant that I didn’t have to pay for gas at all, which saved me $45-50 plus the wear-and-tear of driving my car. Definitely helpful. I’ve got another car that I’ll get to test drive for a week in October, and afterwards I’ll be sure to do a short recap of the cars.

I also won’t talk at all about the Hawaii trip, because I’ll have a spending recap post sometime next week. :)

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Spending Recap: September 8-14, 2014

A little bit (okay a lot) late with this spending recap! :)

Monday 8th
No Spend Day!

Tuesday 9th
$240 field hockey fees
$20.56 groceries

Wednesday 10th
$8.10 dinner
$24 VIFF tickets + membership

Thursday 11th
No Spend Day!

Friday 12th
$87.75 Colin Mochrie show (October)

Saturday 13th
$33.56 dinner (for 2)

Sunday 14th
No Spend Day!

Freelance Income: $0
Expenses: – $413.97

TOTAL: – $413.97

Field hockey fees were due this week, and even though $240 is a lot of money to spend, the season is 5 months long, and includes 2 practices each week. So it ends up being a pretty good value.

As I mentioned in my earlier FOMO blog post, I ended up buying tickets to two VIFF films, as well as a comedy show. Since that post, I’ve actually seen the two films (Just Eat it, Everything Will Be), and they were definitely worth the money. So good. I highly recommend them!

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