18. 03. 2014

Every day I track my spending (good or bad!) as it keeps me focused on our monthly budget limits.

Monday – Thursday

– No spend days!

– £16.26 DVD
– £0.99 iTunes
– £27.99 Shoes (for a wedding)
– £17.32 Grocery

– £24.98 Homebase DIY
– £175.00 Ikea!

– £31.59 Grocery

Well I had hoped for 5 ‘no spend days’ but only managed 4. When I did spend though…

I sold two pieces of jewelry earlier in the month and used this money to pay for a new rug and four chairs from Ikea (We gave our old table and chairs to my daughter). I also managed to get a pair of shoes for a wedding we’re attending next month – still no outfit yet though!


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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6 Responses to “Spending Report (16th March 2014)”

  1. Not a typical week for you, Laura!

    • I know – I nearly had palpitations in Ikea despite going there with a list and sticking to it! A least none of those little ‘ikea’ extras slipped into the trolley. M and I were in and out in 15 minutes :)

  2. I figure the weekend is for spending, right? We tend to go out a bit more on those days, just because it feels easier somehow…

  3. Hi Laura! I always love your spending lists. They are reasonable. Everything is in moderation and you don’t skimp on fun. Yet you still are attacking the mortgage. Win-win! ~ Pru