Monday, January 10, 2011

Expensive Weekend...

Well it was an expensive but good weekend. On Friday, I made my $200 deposit for the week and as of Monday, I have $65/$200 remaining to last me through Thursday.

The largest expenses were gas and groceries. My Sams Club membership expired so I had to renew it for $40 for the year. Although I still had a half tank of gas remaining, something told me to fill up on Friday instead of wait until my tank ran low. That way, I start off the $200 week with my fuel expense out of the way. Good thing I did, gas prices in Chicago are pretty high right now and it cost me $36 to fill up just half my tank. Wowza!!!

4 comments:

Broke by Choice said...

You story about gas makes sense. If you were to make it a habit to fill up before the work week it might give you more control of your gas budget.

Due to the amount of driving I do. I choose to fill up on Saturdays & Wednesdays. I don't like to have less than half a tank. Winter is making this difficult, since I dispise the cold.

Make it a great week!

Chitown said...

@ Broke by Choice - In the Winter time I definitely prefer to keep my tank more than half filled.

DreamChaser57 said...

I have my poms poms and I am on the sidelines cheering for you WCB! Keep the faith you can make that $65 last until Thursday, you may want to take lunch the rest of the week. It's great that you're posting more - I think that will help with accountability. I am on a similar journey. Happy Monday.

Chitown said...

@ Dream Chaser - I am going to make a quick trip to Sams tonight and grab some frozen chicken breasts, bread and lettuce. I am going to bring my lunch the rest of the week and cook dinner. I should definitely make it on the remaining $65.