Weekly Spending: January 14-20, 2013

January 20, 2013
Money Jars

The total at the bottom of this week’s spending report doesn’t look great, but 55% of that was put towards debt repayment, 25% was saved for planned spending, and another 5% was put directly into savings. Then I bought two LivingSocial deals ($5 for a $10 Starbucks card), which put me at $7 over my monthly restaurant budget. So, there will be no more of that this month! Finally, I used my entertainment budget for my trip to Burlington yesterday.

That was my week! How was yours?

No spend day!

Pay Day!
-$500 Debt Repayment
-$50 Emergency Fund
-$100 Future Apartment
-$125 Weddings

-$10 Starbucks
-$3.96 Sobeys

-$26.50 TTC tokens
-$4.44 Sobeys
-$9 Kama

No spend day!

-$17 GO train roundtrip to Burlington
-$6.60 coffee
-$20 Panago

-$28.10 groceries

Total Out: -$917.39

  • Canadian Budget Binder January 20, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    That’s awesome Cait, debt repayment feels good! What is living social? Sounds like a deal site? Great deal on the Starbucks cards can’t beat 50% off. How was Burlington? Did you go to IKEA? Have a great week mate. Mr.CBB

    • Cait January 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Yea, it’s a deal site. I never visit them but a friend sent me the link, knowing my horrible addiction to Starbucks… lol.

  • Catherine January 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    You’re so close to being debt free!!!

    • Cait January 24, 2013 at 7:28 am

      Getting there! :D

  • Deena Dollars January 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Yay, only $6k to go! :) So proud of you, lady.

    • Cait January 24, 2013 at 7:28 am

      Thanks, hun. :)

  • Jane Savers @ The Money Puzzle January 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    You are so close to being debt free. Does it ever make you want to deveat from your savings plan and put even more on to the debt? Skipping the emergency fund payments for a few months to get rid of the debt even sooner?

    I think that when I get close to being debt free I will want to sprint to the finish line.

    • Cait January 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Hmm, that’s a good question. I still think saving is important, especially because I already save such a minimal amount… My goal is to be debt-free by June 8th and that is definitely feasible based on what I’m currently doing. :)