23. 12. 2012

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:

Brooklyn Bridge

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Money in this week:


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:


No spend days this week – 3


In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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2 Responses to “Spending Report December 2012 #3”

  1. NYC for April is exciting – what months have you been there before?