Friday, January 07, 2011

$200 Weekly Challenge...

Today is a new Friday and $200 has been deposited into my BofA Checking Account to begin the new $200/week challenge. I decided to continue on this plan of $200/week but I am also including my gas/fuel expense since that is a variable figure but I still budget $40/week.

Here is last week's recap....Total Spent: $177.57!!! =)

$80.02 - Transportation
$60.00 - Food & Dining
$26.55 - Grocery & Household
$11.00 - Entertainment

Not bad at all for the week. Gas/fuel expense was a bit higher than anticipated. I completely filled up my 15 gallon gas tank last Friday (New Year's Eve) and it cost a whopping $55.02. Ouch! I was thinking it would cost around $45 to fill up but it just made me tighten my belt a little more which was fine. I brought my lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. I made dinner on Wednesday night and ate dinner at my parent's house on Thursday night. Overall, it was a great week of spending.


Anonymous said...

Great! Whst did you do with the money you didn't spend last week?

Chitown said...

Hi Anon!

It's still in my account. Since I only get paid once a month, I have to budget for the entire month. The goal is always to spend less than the $200/week. Once the money in my checking account is gone, it's just gone. At the end of the month, I will probably apply what's left to my smallest debt.

Natasha said...

Good for you!

Anonymous said...

You are off to a great start. It really is amazing what happens when you start "paying attention" to spending. Keep up the great work.

Chitown said...

Thanks Natasha and Zuzu!!! =)