Daily Spends – A Diary of Spending Habits

What I spend, when and where?

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It’s been a while

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Every now and again I look back at dailyspends and realise that I’m not doing a great job of tracking my actual spending. I’ve also been a bit naughty and neglected the blog slightly over the last few weeks.

The thing about DailySpends is that I enjoy writing it and when I do write it, it actually makes me think about what I’m spending.

This weekend we’ve been a bit short on the readies because we’ve had to spend a few quid on the car (£270 to be precise on MOT, TAX & a new tyre). So it’s been back to basics with some old skool (yes! with a K) thrifty tricks:

1 – Nice cheap dinners: Home made pizza (50p per head) , Nachos (30p per head), Cheap Sunday Roast (£1.00 per head)

2 – Cheap weekend drinks: 20 bottles Becks (£7.59 on sale at Tesco), 4 litres Cider (£3.00)

3 – Family fun: Dog show (free), Craft (free), Park & Walk (free)

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June 23, 2008 at 9:22 am

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Take Away Food – Plays havoc with your budgeting!

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My Wife’s pregnant at the moment which is fantastic! What’s even better is that she’s craving all kinds of take away foods.

Last night it was  kebab & pizza. A Milano’s special kebab (donner, chicken & lamb) and a 9 inch Hawaiian pizza. I really enjoyed it – it was lovely.  Hang on in there . . . there’s a point to the story.

I managed to save £10.00 yesterday by going without something I could have done with, but didn’t need. The intention was to squirrel it away in my draw at work so by the time next Christmas comes around I’ll have a nice little purse to buy some special presents for my family.

Guess what happened? Yup, you guessed it! That £10.00 didn’t get squirrelled away, it got spend on that Take Away instead. My present fund is now down to £0. Time to start again!

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March 6, 2008 at 2:53 pm