Spending Report December 2012 #3

Keeping a record of our spending (good or bad!), s a habit –  for daily recording I use an app on my phone, and every week (usually on a Sunday when I write this post), I transfer the figures to an excel spreadsheet. It only takes a few minutes, but knowing where all our money goes (or hopefully stays!) is the key to managing our budget.

Spending this week:

  • £90.42 Grocery for the holidays
Brooklyn Bridge

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  • £8.00 Lottery syndicate at work
  • £25.00 Work shoes for my son
  • £9.00 Window Cleaner
  • £79.87 Blog cost
  • £2.15 Coffee
  • £24.75 Home
  • £11.01 Gift
  • £1,144.00 Trip deposit
  • £126.75 Hotel and Parking


Money in this week:

  • £35.00 Refund (Clothing return)
  • £78.72 Blog income
  • £19.45 Lottery syndicate work
  • £4.00 Cash back


As you can see lots of spending this week. We booked a trip to New York in April and the airport parking/hotel for the night before – early flight out of Heathrow on a Tuesday and didn’t want to risk the traffic. Both expenses were booked through a cash back site (3.5% & 10%), so we’ll be getting a bit of the money back (£76.31), in a few weeks.

A little money back in this week:

  • Annual payout (winnings) from my work lottery syndicate  as you can see for a £2 weekly cost it’s not a good return on my investment! I put most of the money in my sealed pot.
  • Refund on a jumper that I bought a few weeks ago – I didn’t like it as much when I got it home
  • Cash back was for the garden storage I bought back in the summer.
  • A little blog income which covered the cost of my site move


No spend days this week – 3