Over the weekend I made a list of a few things I wanted to do/complete before 2010 ends. One of them was to save $5,000. I had originally planned to save $10,000 for 2010, I think I may have been aiming far too high. Or, I am just terrible with saving money. I’m pretty lucky in the sense that my only bills are car insurance, gym membership & gas/tolls. The bank I use (Bank of America) has a pretty cool system where it makes a chart of how you spend your money – Here is mine since Jan. 1st:
“Other” was listed as:
Home Maintenance (Ikea & Dry Cleaners)
Personal Care (Gym)
Other Expenses (Paypal)
Automotive Expenses (Oil changes/Driver’s license)
Charitable Giving (Some thrift stores/Donating)
Telephone Services (This seems to be withdraw fees & web hosting?)
Service Charges/Fees (Monthly fees)
Home Improvement (Lowes/Home Depot…garden)
Electronics (Apple store)
Online Services (Gregg Bday gift)
Cable/Satellite Services (Tolls?)
Anyways, all this equals I spend a ton of money. So, I’ve set myself $20 for the week (Monday-Friday). This may be kinda tricky since I am attending the Mashable Meetup Wednesday, the Tacobus Tweetup Thursday & seeing Eclipse that evening. I have a full tank of gas, so that’s good, although usually I fill up again mid-week. (I drive 45mins each way to work) Tolls are automatically taken out of my bank account; so I am just going to not drive toll roads…which adds mileage. I’m not sure how I’ll work that all out.
Anyways, this will be a fun game for the week. I’ll post everyday how I’m doing. Itemized lists & all. I asked Gregg not to pay for anything for me, so I can’t cheat.
Today I am at $0, since I just drink coffee (work has a machine & beans) & I bring a refillable bottle of water. I usually eat breakfast at home, skip lunch & eat dinner at home. Thankfully, since last week was all wacky busy, I still have a ton of groceries left over. :)
Okay, I’ll report back tomorrow!
Ps. This font is pissing me off lately, I think I am going to change it. It randomly spaces out weird & makes it hard to read. & it doesn’t bold <b> or <strong> it’s all funky.
Pps. Does ANYONE know how to make my blog posts show full size in readers? I hate that truncates it. I’ve reset my feed burner & set “show full text”. I am completely lost, please help! Sos!