Money Diaries: July 2nd – 8th

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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!*

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I’m baaack!

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!

 

Weekly Spending Review – The Breakdown:

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Money Diaries: June 25th – July 1st

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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!*

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Given that I wrote last week’s post from the pub, I might have done a good job of making it sound like I had a relaxed time of it. I did not. It had to have been one of the least relaxing weeks of my life. I was out working on an event we run every year, same weekend, same venue, same mistakes made each time. It’s just one of those venues that is challenging, to say the least. The simplest of jobs become a huge deal.

That mostly explains why I was drinking wine in the middle of the day to begin with!

 

Also, this week, I experienced a real life genuinely sexist person. I had hoped these were a myth. I sacked him on day one and the look on his face told me he clearly hadn’t realised before making the comments he did that I would be his manager for the week.

Because I’ve been away with work, as I was hoping, I haven’t really had much time for spending money. There was the wine, obviously, but all of my food & drink is expensed when I am travelling, so I’m only covering the cost of a few drinks I forgot to keep a receipt for. I’ve come to an agreement with my manager that this particular event is so difficult, that wine is actually a work related necessity.

So…what did I spend then?

 

Weekly Spending Review – The Breakdown:

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