23. 02. 2014

Good morning! Apologies for my absence this week – it’s been one of those weeks where thinking, and/or talking about money has been on the back burner.

On to my spending diary – which has been hastily put together this morning!

– £9.80 Kindle Books
– £8.85 Eating Out
– £20.00 Oyster Card Top Up

– £5.00 Gifts
– £30.00 Donation
– £14.29 Eating Out

– £36.50 Gifts
– £11.29 Eating Out

– £2.85 Eating Out
– £6.64 Grocery

– £25.99 Airport Parking
– £20.08 Grocery

– No spend day

– No spend day

So Monday! I totally forgot I was on a spending freeze in February and bought 3 books for our e-reader! I know they’re not physical purchases, but still, I’m silly (and forgetful!).

I’ve been in London for most of the week so there’s lots of eating out on my list – I’ve used a couple of vouchers so that has kept the cost down a little.

On Friday I booked airport parking for our trip to Portugal in April, which seems to be rapidly approaching!

How did you do this week? Did you track all of your spending?

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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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11 Responses to “Spending Report (23rd February 2014)”

  1. Liquid says:

    Those e-books purchases were probably cheaper than if you had bought the physical versions so you can feel good about the value you’re getting :) By the way my friend Pauline just showed me a UK finance ranking site. Wow, you’re number 14 on the list :D Great job Laura!

  2. Fiona says:

    Hope things have just been on the backburner because you are busy (and hope nothing is wrong.)The Kindle books look like a good bargain!

    • Thanks Fiona! I’m trying hard to get used to reading on a tablet!

      It was bad news I’m afraid :( My best friend is very poorly – it happened quickly and totally knocked us all for six.

      • Fiona says:

        I’m sorry to hear that, Laura. You’re always very ‘low-key’ on your blog, so if you’ve been knocked for six I know that can’t be good. Sending good vibes and I hope all will be ok. (And I hope the Kindle books will be a welcome mini-distraction in between visits etc.)

  3. Hope you are enjoying London – any museum or gallery visits?

  4. moneystepper says:

    At first glance, I thought that was a lot of eating out. However, eating out in London for under £10 is a pretty good effort…!

    • :) We don’t eat out when we’re at home, but it’s hard to avoid in London….I’m thankful for all the restaurant money off vouchers available these days!

  5. Viv says:

    I have just deleted my first comment – by mistake! So here goes again.
    Sorry to hear about your friend these things happen when you least expect it. My hubby has a kindle but I am a paper book person and recently I have begun rereading a lot of my existing books so it has kept me out of the bookshops. I desparately need something to keep me out of the stationery shops LOL!
    I think your 2 no spend weekend days will help balance your weeks spending – eating out does mount up these days.

    • I was totally a paper book person too, but I’m converting. I’ve given up with our small local library (unfortunately), and I’m also trying to avoid bringing new stuff into the house, so an e-reader is perfect.
      I love stationery too – it’s hard to resist!