Weekly Spending: Oct 29-Nov 11, 2012

November 11, 2012

I completely forgot to post last week’s spending report, so here’s a two week report on the cash that went in and out of my hands. The total at the bottom scared me at first, until I calculated percentages of where that total went.

In the last two weeks, 41% of my spending was on rent, 32% went towards debt repayment, 11% paid for public transit (stupid bus pass…) and 16% was used for groceries, takeout, gifts, etc. All in all, it wasn’t a bad two weeks. But my goal for this week, again, is no takeout.

Monday
No spend day!

Tuesday
-$17.65 Starbucks

Wednesday
Pay Day!
-$463 debt repayment

Thursday
-$600 rent
-$126 TTC Metropass

Friday
-$4.76 Sobeys
-$16.74 toiletries, etc.
-$5.64 Liberty Shawarma

Saturday
-$72.43 gifts, cards, postage, etc.
-$8.25 Starbucks
-$14 Tortilla Flats

Sunday
No spend day!

Monday
No spend day!

Tuesday
-$25 groceries

Wednesday
-$5.64 Liberty Shawarma

Thursday
– $26 tokens

Friday
– $12.32 groceries

Saturday
No spend day!

Sunday
-$41 groceries
-$13 tokens

Total Out: -$1,451.43 

  • Budget & the Beach November 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    That sucks about the metro pass. :( Will you ever be getting a car out there? Still probably cheaper for public transportation in Toronto yeah?

    • Cait November 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

      It’s definitely cheaper to use public transportation… but I miss my car! We’ll see, haha. Maybe one day…

  • Go and Get... November 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I’d say you did well. Good luck with the no take-out….that’s a downfall for me too!

    • Cait November 13, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Always a downfall! I can usually make it through the week… but I like to have something on Friday night.

  • Canadian Budget Binder November 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Sorry to hear about your TTC Pass, I bet it hurts to think about it but life must go on. What did you learn from this and how will you prevent it from happening again? I can’t believe how much those tokens add up, wow. What is Liberty Shwarma? Good job on the no-spend days… those seem to be the hardest for some. Mr.CBB

    • Cait November 13, 2012 at 10:20 am

      I won’t lie. I probably shed 3 tears over the lost pass, haha. But it’s fine now… lesson learned and it fortunately didn’t totally break my budget.

      Liberty Shawarma is just a takeout place in my neighbourhood that makes a delicious falafel… :P