Uggh! Again, I have been absent far too long. Jury duty, a sprained wrist, and thesis corrections are all to blame. Also: laziness. This post was supposed to be up on the 31st, but better a week late than never, right?
The following is my month of savings in spreadsheet form:
I also have a breakdown of what I've spent on what. I don't know if anyone cares, but I do. I spent a ton. I need to stop going out...
Rent/Utilities = $700
Phone Bill = 62$
Dining out/Coffee at environmentally responsible establishments (organic, local, no waste, etc.) = $200.34
Dining Out/Coffee at conventional restaurants = $69.13
Delivery/Takeout Food (stuff that required packaging...although all these were sandwiches wrapped in paper, so that's not tooooo bad) = $57.38
Alcoholic Beverages that were local/organic/unpackaged/etc = $72.32
Alcoholic Beverages that were not (I really like Stoli... and it's from Russia...) = $58.50
Buying nonessential goods = $0 !!!!! Woohoo
Buying personal care/essential items = 11$ (mostly toothpaste supplies and baking soda in bulk)
Groceries = $144.71
Gifts = 26$ from American Apparel
Electronic Media = $14.01
TOTAL = 1404.39$
Money left over for debt reduction = 146$..... not great. Must do better in April.
*A note about calcuations: I let myself off the hook if it was a party/at another person's house/someone treated me. Because I have no idea how much that stuff cost or where they got it.