Overall not a bad week. It was the beginning of the month so had to purchase the Metropass.
I also had an unexpected weekend where I attended a wedding and funeral in the same day. Talk about doing a 180 on your emotions. With that came flowers for the funeral and a dinner out on Friday night, because well, there was no other choice. I also needed a coffee from McDonalds to use their wifi in order to do part of my assignment. Overall, a busy and emotionally exhausting weekend.
Here’s the first week and a bit of Creative Savings’ 31 Days to Drastically Reduce Your Expenses:
Although this is not the case for me, I used these tips for my Student Line of Credit (SLC). I printed out an amortization schedule and will throw extra money at my debt every chance I get- at least an additional sum of money monthly.
This is definitely something I will use and think about in the new year when I move. Currently, there is not much I can do to lower these costs because I have a great rent rate.
Again, this is not something I get to worry about currently, but it will definitely be something on my radar soon.
Reading this really made me think about the future when I do have my own apartment and will have to buy real furniture. This made me realize that I should start saving.. like now… for the months ahead when I do have house things I want to buy. Keeping in mind that for the first bit it will just be hand me downs and using furniture I already have.
Here is my home wishlist:
– L shaped couch (ALWAYS wanted one of these)
– TV (not cable, but for Netflix and movies)
– coffee table
– kitchen stuff ( I LOVE kitchen appliances and baking ANYTHING)
I know this isn’t super specific because I would to see the space and think about what practical pieces I would need, but it’s just something to get me thinking about saving for something I haven’t really thought about.
This is not a concern to me yet.
I don’t have a car, BF does- so these are good tips to share with him.
Same as above.
Save as above. I really do think I’ll be looking back at this challenge and all these tips as I start having these things.
What are your thoughts on this challenge? Check it out and let me know!