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!*
I can’t actually believe I’m here, I’ve survived, I’m on the other side of a weekend that more or less killed me off with excitement, St Patrick’s Day AND the Most Anticipated 6 Nations Match to Date. All in one go!
In fairness, aside from this, I’ve had a very dull week. Lots of working from home, which always drives me a bit mad. When I spend all day in the house, by around 7pm I am bouncing off the walls like a puppy that needs walked. So this has been a lot of my evenings, walking around the park near my house, or by the promenade on the less wet evenings. I am old before my time!
I have been, quite frankly, dreading looking at my spending. I feel like I have spent a lot more than I actually did, some impromptu flights booked and a long day of celebrations on Saturday made it seem like I was just throwing money out the window essentially.