Friday, January 21, 2011

$200 Weekly Challenge...

Today is a new Friday and $200 has been deposited into my Checking Account to begin the new $200/week challenge.

Here is last week's recap....Total Spent: $211.71!!! =)

$80.00 – Entertainment
$53.95 – Food & Dining
$41.45 – Grocery & Household
$36.31 – Transportation

Like I mentioned in my last post, my biggest expense for the week was $80 for a charity ski trip to Lake Geneva next month. I knew I could go over just slightly but I thought I made it under $200 until last night. I attended another benefit for my assistant’s sister-in-law who passed away suddenly. I thought she said the event was downtown and the ticket included light hors d'oeuvres but neither was the case. So, I ended up buying something for dinner at the benefit and drove down to work where I had to pay for parking. Luckily, I was able to drive up North after work for the benefit and find free street parking because valet would have been another $15. So, all in all it was a very good week. Since I was already under ~$85 for the month, I just pulled the extra out of my personal savings where I swept what was leftover the previous 2 weeks.

Overall, it was another great week of spending. =)


Anonymous said...

Congrats! You're doing great.

DreamChaser57 said...

Congrats on another week of disciplined spending. I'm not sure if it's just a glitch but the right hand column with all the updates and Ramsey baby steps has been missing for a few days.

Chitown said...

@ DreamChaser - Thanks for the heads up. Something is wrong with Networthiq's site so I removed the net worth graph for now. I will put it back once the site is back up but the rest of the charts are back on the right side.

I will be paying off the $800 Capital One Business Card, $2,300 Perkins Loan and $5,300 Private Student Loan on February 1st!!!

DreamChaser57 said...

Wow - that's outrageous and stupendous progress, all by Feb 1st! Keep going and pushin'....