Friday, March 11, 2011

$200 Weekly Challenge...

First off....I am sending prayers to the people in Japan!!! Please do the same.

Today is Friday and a new $200/week challenge begins.

Here is last week's recap....Total Spent: $176.76!!!

I didn't cook or do much of anything this week. I was in a funk and just making it day by day. I'm not sure what it was but it may have something to do with Chicago's gloomy weather. It's been rainy and dark and I cannot wait for Spring to arrive.

I also think I am just plain tired. Every weekend for the past three weeks, I had plans to celebrate birthdays -- My Dad, Nephew and Mother. I love them so much so of course I enjoyed myself but having plans every weekend when you want and need to relax is tough. I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow and cleaning up my condo.

I transferred the remaining money for the week into my personal savings account. If ever the account is over $100, then I will snowball the extra on to debt. Today, it's just shy of $100 at $93.

I also think I am going to start posting some other things on the blog other than finance stuff...just day to day stuff to keep myself interested and hopefully you too. (wink) Have a great and safe weekend. =)


Anonymous said...

looking forward to reading new stuff about the life of Chitown said...

Wow - that's great. You're spending on necessities and nothing else, and coming in at far less than your goal of $200/wk! Nice!! Seeing the pie chart is very helpful.

smart sorority girl said...

Another great spending week! Congratulations! I'm also from Chicago so I'd love to hear more about your day to day life-wow I hope I didn't come off sounding like a creeper. lol. I know exactly what you mean about the weather. I'm down in the loop 4 days a week for school and my internship and the cold weather has been brutal. I heard the weather is supposed to get up to the 60's this week though so I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed. Honestly, I can't handle any more of the cold. I just want to slip on some flip flops and walk down Michigan Ave instead of my Uggs. Hope you are having a good week!

Chitown said...

@Smart Sorority Girl -- you made me chuckle...that's not creepy at all. lol My fingers are super crossed for some warm weather and sun. I straightened my hair this morning and I have been praying that the rain doesn't catch me before I get home. =)