Well, that was a banner fucking week.
I’m feeling pretty sulky about how much I keep managing to spend every week, even when I’m trying to make good choices. Spending less is clearly going to require a much bigger shift in my perspective, all around. I can’t just change one or two things about how I spend money, EVERYTHING has to change, and I’m not quite sure how to do that.
Also, watching my husband throw down his credit card all weekend makes me realize that I can’t make substantial changes in our spending without him on board.
The only good news I have to report is that we applied for joint checking and savings accounts at my bank. Once the paperwork arrives in the mail we can get the ball rolling. I’m hoping I’ll have all my auto-drafts moved to the new account before school starts. We also are in the process of making my husband’s Credit Union account joint, though I’m not as confident that I’ll be able to put much in there next year.
So, here is my list of purchases. I didn’t realize I was spending so much until it was all over. It’s amazing how quickly $50 here and $45 there adds up (that’s the whole point of tracking though, isn’t it). Also, student loan payments suck.
|7/11/2015||Swing (for daughter)||$86.78|
|7/11/2015||Groceries (milk, bananas, strawberries, eggs, $6.95 sushi lunch)||$25.87|
|7/11/2015||Book-on-tape (for daughter)||$5.95|
|7/12/2015||Preztels (at zoo)||$9.98|
|7/12/2015||Hardware to mount swing (Home Depot)||$20.60|
|7/13/2015||Parking (Happy Hollow)||$10.00|
|7/13/2015||Happy Hollow (Admission x2)||$26.90|
|7/14/2015||Parking (on street)||$1.25|
|7/16/2015||Student Loan Payment (automatic)||$350.00|
|7/17/2015||Present for husband||$49.11|
|7/17/2015||Food for birthday (from Filipino restaurant)||$99.19|