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 long term 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.
Is anyone else totally freaking out over how close we are to the end of this year?!
I mean, we have Halloween right around the corner, and after that, it’s basically Christmas!
I’ve been thinking about this looming as I’ve been having a terrible time with my money recently. It’s not that I am spending loads on silly things, I’m more anticipating having to spend loads on very necessary things! After almost a year of keeping myself on track with savings targets, I’m kind of letting myself down in the final few months.
The do say, when it rains, it pours. I can attest to that. This time last year, my car broke down, shortly followed by both my boiler and my oven completely packing it in. It was an expensive few weeks! This year, I’m on the verge of spending more money on dental care than I ever have before, potentially needing to replace two windows in my apartment, and definitely need to replace the radiator in my bathroom.
So when I haven’t been dribbling my way through poorly planned meetings (immediately after having my mouth numbed!) or counting up how many lunches I’m allowed per day, I have been just looking at my online bank accounts. Just looking.
Like when you’re hungry but there’s nothing to eat and you open the fridge 6 times expecting that maybe you missed something tasty the first time?
Here’s where I’ve been spending my metaphorical fridge goodies this week…