I probably should have posted this yesterday… whoops! But, here’s how my first full week of living on this $60 allowance went.
What I’d Learned
I definitely discovered that I apparently don’t have much need to spend money during the work week. At my office, there’s so much free food that even if I forget to pack a lunch, there’s a 90% chance I’ll find something to eat. In fact, the only time I spent money on food was when out at a trivia night with friends on Thursday, and even then I only spent just over $5.
I also learned I have a really great fiancé. Okay… I guess I technically knew this already… but still! I learned that my guy is so on board with my little challenge that he automatically pays for things he knows are either his responsibility, or that he knows I deserve (for lack of a better term). So far, I haven’t had to ask him to pay for something – this while thing seems very instinctual.
What I’d Struggled With
I definitely had a bit of anxiety when grocery shopping. No longer can I just buy without looking at the prices of things. I also have to prioritize. Not deviating fun my shopping list is also a struggle, for sure.
Where My Money Went
I spent allowance money on dinner at trivia night and at the grocery store. I used my Starbucks gold card once. I also bought gas early in the week and paid for parking using my debit card, which doesn’t come out of the budget.
Where My Money Didn’t Go
I could’ve spent a lot more on groceries, and I had water instead of a second beer at trivia. I cooked on nights when I didn’t feel like it. I ate free food at work the day I’d forgotten to pack lunch.
Total Spent: $23.35
Added to Money Jar: $36.65
Total in Money Jar: $70.65
As of writing this post, I haven’t spent any of this new week’s budget, so…
Weekly Allowance: $60.00
Weekly Allowance Remaining: $60.00