Throughout 2018, I will be tracking every last penny I spend, and sharing it here weekly. I’m a (late) twenty-something lady, living in the North of England with my Other Half, commonly referred to as OH. I travel regularly for work, and often spend more time on the motorway than in my own home, which can often account for my fluctuating Car Expenses and entirely random Grocery costs! By the end of the year, I’m hoping to have a better overview of where my money goes to each month, and have a realistic retirement savings plan in place (as well as the many other savings plans I have in my head, but you can read more about that here). You can also read the full series of my money diaries here. I’ve built myself a personal money tracker spreadsheet, I am armed with my bank statements and a monthly budget spreadsheet and I am ready to rock!*
After giving myself a sneaky week off from being an adult, including looking at my laptop and therefore, blogging, I am back and raring to go! I’ve got two Money Diaries posts coming this week, so I’m not short changing you for missing last week while I was off enjoying myself.
This week was mostly spent preparing myself for taking a week off work, wrapping up some projects and packing an unnecessary amount of my belonging into my new suitcase. It just so happens to be the size of a small country, so I feel I need to fill all the space!