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Spending Recap: Sept. 29-Oct 5, 2014

Monday 29th
No Spend Day!

Tuesday 30th
+ $600 freelance income
$13.67 groceries

Wednesday 1st
$5.25 lunch

Thursday 2nd
$10.35 groceries

Friday 3rd
$12.50 lunch
$21.85 drinks

Saturday 4th
No Spend Day!

Sunday 5th
$20.53 Longtail Kitchen
$6 parking

Freelance Income: + $600
Expenses: - $90.15

TOTAL: + $509.85

After such a spendy holiday away, I was able to keep expenses relatively low this week. I filled up my tank with a gas card left over from September’s Hyundai loaner card, and ate low key meals at home during the work week. Although I did indulge in two lunches out – including Le Tigre Food Truck on Friday. :)

Friday night, BF and I went for a date night on Granville Island to watch an improv comedy show starring Colin Mochrie. It was awesome! We both loved it, although I couldn’t help but wish Ryan Stiles had also been there.

Both Saturday and Sunday I had field hockey games, which was nice to get back into after having missed the last two weekends. BF’s parents treated us to dinner on Saturday evening, and then I met up with my pal Cait on Sunday evening for a stroll around New Westminster and dinner at Longtail Kitchen. So yum.

How was your week of spending?

October 2014 Goals

It’s October already, and it’s my favourite month of the year. :) Usually I would go home for the Thanksgiving long weekend, but this time I’m staying in Vancouver. It’ll be nice to actually spend a long weekend in the city, and because the weekend after that, we are headed to Whistler!

October is going to be a month of regrouping after a spendy summer, and a trip to Hawaii. There are a lot of things I want to do next year, so I’m going to have to start saving diligently. :)

10-October-Budget

October 2014 Goals:

  • Sign up for education info sessions. I’m interested in learning more about some diploma/certificate programs through BCIT, SFU, and UBC. So I want to see if they have any info sessions coming up.
  • Rebalance my Retirement Portfolio. It’s that time of year!
  • Pull my credit report. Every year around my birthday, I pull my credit report. Since you’re allowed to do it once each year for free, I make sure to do it around my birthday so I never forget. :)
  • Declutter my house. I’ve been neglecting a thorough cleaning of my place, because I’m home so sporadically! But I’d like to have some of my friends over soon, so this is going to have to get done.

Spending Recap: September 22-28, 2014

Monday 22nd – Kauai, Hawaii
$119.90 luau
$14.18 groceries
$13.54 alcohol

Tuesday 23rd – Kauai, Hawaii
$5.23 coffee
$21.78 lunch
$11 dinner

Wednesday 24th – Kauai, Hawaii
$19.08 groceries
$5.79 snacks

Thursday 25th – Kauai, Hawaii
$18.42 lunch
$13.12 dinner

Friday 26th – Kauai, Hawaii
$186 snorkel sailing cruise (6 hours)
$9 dinner
$5 snacks

Saturday 27th – Kauai, Hawaii
$6.35 breakfast
$24.78 lunch
$11 dinner
$30 gas

Sunday 28th
$840.12 Grand Hyatt Kauai (7 nights)
$15 taxi ride

Freelance Income: $0
Expenses: - $1,369.29

TOTAL: - $1,369.29

I won’t say too much about this week’s spending, since I’ll be doing a Hawaii trip recap post this week sometime. :) But what I’m really proud of is that we came in under budget (sort of). Hawaii was definitely expensive, but we were able to do everything we wanted to do. I’m definitely happy, and we had such a great time. But more on that later!

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