Monday, Monday, Monday! Let the busy week commence.
I’m not going to worry about updating you much since I posted over the weekend, but I wanted to drop in for my weekly budgeting update! Only one more week to go and I’ll have successfully made it through my first month of challenges. I’ve learned SO much about my money habits and am already much more aware of my income vs. spending. If you’re having trouble with budgeting, I highly recommend setting up a challenge like this for yourself. You’ll be amazed by what you discover!
Makin’ Bank Challenge: Week #3
Weekly Spending: $82.13
After realizing how impractical it was to be making multiple grocery store trips every week, I made an effort to change that. Success! On Monday I went grocery shopping and spent just over $50 on everything I thought I would need for the week. After that, I only made one trip to Trader Joe’s and it was to pick up bananas and berries (which I knew I’d need more of since they don’t last very long). This made such a big difference and it’s definitely a habit I’m going to try to maintain!
2.) Second Job
I found out on Friday that I got the 2nd job I had applied for! I’m beyond excited. I start my training at the beginning of May and, even though my life is going to be a little hectic, I can’t wait.
3.) No Shopping
Woot woot! Three weeks down, one to go. I haven’t made a single clothing, makeup, or accessory purchase all month. And guess what? I’m alive! Not to mention, I’ve learned to get creative and make more use out of the things I already have. The first week was tough but it’s getting easier and easier. I’m definitely going to be more conscious and selective about my shopping from here on out.
1.) Eating out
With my trip to Coachella and having a somewhat stressful week, I did eat out with my friends a few times (3 to be exact) and we went out for drinks on Friday night. But hey- I had fun! A girls gotta live a little. Plus, it all evened out since I was able to cut back on my grocery spending.
On top of everything else, this week was payday (aka: the best day of the month) and I made some extra money by working the catering event on Thursday night. Money > Sleep.
If all goes as planned and I’m able to finish them, I have two interesting posts planned for Wednesday and Friday. For now, have a beautiful week and be thankful for your safety, your health, and all of the little things you’ve been blessed with. There are always going to be things in life that are out of our control- all we can do is hold our heads high, stay positive, and never stop building bliss.