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Hi (: This is the page where I’m keeping track on my spendings.. I’m on a spending ban/try and not buy much at all thing up until Christmas ’11. I might extend it after.

I figured by keeping track of my spendings, I can work out where I’m spending too much (likely coffee), it’s going to encourage me to not buy that Topshop dress, and it’ll be interesting for the minimalists out there to see where someone else’s money goes.

The initial post about this can be found here, and the first summary here. Just in case you’re interested.

15/8/11 – Wednesday 14/9/11

15/8/11
£1.50 bus
£3 ish chai tea
£3.95 frozen yoghurt
£1.50 bus

16/8/11
£1.45 magnum double caramel
(£10 cashback)
£1.25 diet cherry coke

17/8/11
£4.25 Zumba

18/8/11
£1.85 train
55p dime milka
70p twix
40p laces

19/8/11
£1.85 train

21/8/11
(£20 out of bank)
£10 credit

24/8/11
£1.50 bus
£2.35 cappuccino
£1.35 shortbread
£3.50 frozen yogurt
£5.60 cinema (orange wed but I paid most of it)
£1.50 bus

25/8/11 – READING
£1.50 bus
£1.50 pepsi
£6 falafel wrap
£1.50 coffee
£1 leather friendship bracelet

26/8/11 – READING
£2 coffee
£2 coffee
£2.20 sandwich
58p tropicana
62p kettle chips
£1.80 two diet cokes
£1.46 smoothie 6 pack
£1.79 box of cereal bars

27/8/11 – READING
£2.50 coffee
£7 burrito
£2 coffee
£1.30 2 doughnuts

28/8/11 – READING
£2 cappuccino
£3 garlic & cheese baguette
£2 coffee
£3.85ish pizza
£2 coffee

29/8/11 – READING
£1.25 coffee subway
£1.99 subway

1/9/11
£3 bus

3/9/11
£7  ?

6/9/11
£300 deposit on flat
£125 half of September’s rent

7/9/11
£5ish Coffee jar -huge one (2x the size)
£1ish Chocolate
£2 ish for 2 pizzas
£1 ish fruit and fibre
68p caramel shortcake
62p 2x options hot choc sachets
£1.65 two packets of chocolate digestives

8/9/11
£1 for 9 bananas (gave 2 to a homeless guy)
£1.12 bloomer bread

9/9/11
£1.50 bus

10/9/11
£1 for 2 triple choc mars bars
80p ish flour
£1.50 bus to work

12/9/11
£3 bus to work

13/9/11 – will return some. Bought stuff but restrained myself too and didnt get pjs (which I needed)
£4.49 blush
£8.19 sand cream foundation
£4.59 bronze eyeshadow (- £1.73 on student discount from above)
£44.99 ‘leather’ jacket (£20 off, needed a waterproof and have been keeping eye out)
£3 3 pack black tights (needed)
£1 merry go round charm (charms dont count every now and again 😉 )
£2 stag necklace
£6 grey jumper to embellish
£2 white vest

Total: 30 days at £632.29 Average daily spend: £21.08
Days with no spending: 10
Drinks (coffee, coke, smoothie, tea etc, when out (not including jar of coffee/inhouse drinks but including festival): £27.94  Per day average: £0.93

Food (eating out, not including festival): £13.58 Per day average: £0.45
Food (in house food, including rubbish, and festival): £41.32 (not bad seeing as festival food is SO EXPENSIVE, but havent been getting much food in) Per day average: £1.38 
Entertainment: £9.85 Per day average: £0.33(this will go up a lot when I’m back in uni due to dance classes etc)
Rent/deposit/bills: £425 Per day average: £14.02
Travel: £20.20 Per day average: £0.67
Clothes/makeup/jewellery/non-disposable items: £75.53 Per day average: £2.52
Other: £17 Per day average: £0.57
(The numbers don’t quite add up.. but this is roughly right!) 

(I’ve not included the festival tickets/train fare to get there because they were paid beforehand, and I haven’t included cash taken out of the bank, because I’ve noted where it’s been spent. I also had to take money out of my building society this month.) 

I’ve spent a lot. Mainly food. Mainly food I don’t need. Also bus fair. However, now I’ve moved into the city centre, although I’m paying rent, there won’t be as much spent on travel, and I’ll be buying my food in ‘bulk’ once a week or something. Once I’ve moved my bike down here, I’m going to try and cycle instead of use the bus when I need to travel to see people/go to to work. And of course, taxi fare is pointless when I live a five minute walk away from town. And I’m not going to buy clothes again for a while, if I need them I’m going to make them now. I might need to get a few bits for the new house- eg a double bed cover. Most bits I’m getting are hand-me-downs. I’m also going to sell a lot of things on ebay (I had a bootsale and made £86 but that all went towards the deposit). 

15/9/11
£3 bus to work

17/9
£1.50 bus mums

20/9/11
Nandos with friends <£10
Bus £1.50

22/9/11
£1.50 bus
£4ish meal with friend

23/9/11
£4 ish coke and coffee with friend

25/9/11
Latte £2.25?
Colgate whitening £1
Simple conditioner £1
Pantene shampoo £1
Pure face wipes £1 for 2
Food container/mixing bowl £1
Vera Wang princess perfume 50ml £45 but -£7 onto deb card and free Calvin klein bag

26/9
£22 societies
£10 credit

27/9
79p greggs
£2 smirn off

29/9
Coffee £1.10 + 90p
Coffee for friend 90p 

30/9/11
Rent £250
Cherry diet coke £1.10
Toothbrush me- £2.99
Birthday presents: £2.99 + £2.99 + 99p
Batman film £2.99
Aero 60p
Toilet rolls £1,92
4 posters £10

1/10/11
Notebook/diary paperchase £3.25
Topshop red top– £18
Jeans £40 – £5.80
Dad card £1.50
3 deftones CDs, chillies, korn, radiohead, £14
£4.99 eclipse film
Cath kidston phone case £24.99
£3 club entry

4/10/11
Meltus cough med £3,40
Skimmed milk 89p
Pepsi max litre £1.34
Yog £1.18
Honey nut cornflakes £1.53
Coffee 90p
65p caramel dairy milk

5/10

Cinnamon latte £2.45
£46.43 for virgin bills

6/10
99p 4l milk
£1.12 malted milk and milky bar
£3.40 veggie chow mein

7/10

50p photocopy

8/10/11

Health £1.85 + £2.65
Fruit and fibre £1.13
Coco pops £1.55
Caramel rockys £1
Barn dance £3

10/10

90p coffee x2
£2.10 sandwich

11/10

90p coffee
£2.70 ish sandwich
£1ish flapjack
£15.25 2 pjs peacocks
£1.10 coke

12/10/11

£2 4l pepsi max
£1.18 4p milk
£2 dancing

13/10/11

£2.55 wrap
90p coffee x2
50p crisps
£1.50 car

15/10/11
Twirl x4 £1
Toffee crispx4 £1
Biscuit £1.65
Coco pops £1.55

17/10/11
£1.10 coffee
70p dubble

18/10/11
£2.45 hazelnut latte
£1.75 muffin
£4.75 Monet book

19/10/11
£1.10 coffee
80p divine
50p tiger loaf
£1 pumpkin
6p bag for life
£5.50 bedding
£2 cereal
£1 porridge
85p x5 soup
£1 shower gel
£1.18 milk
£1 juice
£1 bananas
49p dish brush
90p flapjack
60p crisps 

Total: 34 days at £619.06 Average daily spend: £21.08 £18.21 (£2.87 less than last time)
Days with no spending: 11 
Drinks (coffee, coke, smoothie, tea etc, when out): £23.60 Per day average: £0.69 (24p less than before)


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