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Wednesday 17th December – a cheap un

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Work day yesterday. . . Nothing too exciting to report on the spending front, although I am still pondering that recent pizza price index increase . . . 43p it’s gone up! Fascinating! Just wait ’till Robert Peston get’s onto that one – DailySpends will be all over the news 😉

DailySpends Wed 17.12.08:
Travel – £2.50
Breakfast – £1.50 (sausage butty if ya must know)
Lunch – £1.06 (diet coke and snickers)
Total: £5.06

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December 18, 2008 at 10:05 am

May Travel Allowance To Date: 12.05.08

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Travel Allowance Update – Mon 12.05.08
Budget = £160.00
Month to date (total spend) = £107.45
Surplus/(Deficit) = £52.55

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May 12, 2008 at 2:36 pm

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Daily Spends – Thurs 25th April 2008

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Expensive travel day 😦 . . .

Bus – £2.00
Train – £14.00
Tram – £2.80
Total = £18.80

I got caught in the rain so had to use the tram & bus.

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April 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

Yesterday Wed 23rd April

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I got a bit excited today and spent quite a lot for a weekday:

Bus Fare: £2.00
Train Fare: £14.00
Beer & Snacks: £10.00
Total Spend: £26.00

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April 24, 2008 at 10:45 am

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Trains, Planes & Automobiles

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OK so it’s more like Buses, Trains & Metro . . . but nevertheless travel is an expensive part of my working week. I don’t actually mind commuting, in fact it’s a good opportunity to catch up with the daily news or a few good tunes, but the price of travel does grate immensely!

Especially When:
– Government is supposed to be encouraging the use of public transport
– The majority of the trains I use are more like sheds than commuter vehicles
– If a train, bus or tram is late . . . there’s no recompense! (the other day, my evening train went straight past the platform leaving me stranded. No explanation, no apology, no nothing!)

Breakdown of Daily Transport Costs:
Bus – £2.00
Train – £14.00
Metro – £2.90
Total – £18.90

Annual Public Transport Commute Cost: £4554.90

Estimated Costs if Travelling by Car (per year):
Finance – £1920
Fuel – £2410
Insurance – £500
Tax & MOT – £100
Repairs etc – £400
Total – £5530

Now I’m starting to think that extra grand on top of my current expenses might be worth it just for the convenience. What do you think?

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April 15, 2008 at 11:44 am

Daily Spends – Back on Topic!

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Forgive me – i’ve become a little distracted. I’ll get back to the point in hand:

Monday:
Train Fare – £14.00
Bus Fare – £1.00
Total: £15.00

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April 8, 2008 at 12:12 pm

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Cheap as Chips – Monday & Tuesday

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Monday & Tuesday (3rd & 4th March) have been cheap as chips really. Had a nice days holiday on Monday and went to one  of those 2 for 1 type pubs (food was rubbish but the pub & service was nice).

Took the kids to the indoor play area – which they love – I now ache all over.

Tuesday, back at work. Brought lunch in to keep the costs down.

Mon & Tues Total Spends:
Playground – £3.75
Pub lunch – £14.75
Train Fare – £14.00
Total Spend – £32.50

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March 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm