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how i'll save money at work

January 31st, 2006 at 03:42 pm

I'm doing overtime this week so i've decided that I will save money by:

walking to work
taking my own lunch

I haven't spent anything today so I'm hoping to do the same on my next day off, which is Friday.

my other plans have been abandoned

January 30th, 2006 at 11:42 pm

When I started this blog, one of my aims was to save money for when I move in with my boyfriend. However, since we're going on holiday this year it looks as though we're going to have to concentrate on that instead. I'm a bit disappointed because I was hoping to have at least some money saved.

I did some overtime today so when I get paid next month I will put that towards my holiday. I just want to get it paid as soon as possible.

Our holiday's booked

January 28th, 2006 at 12:04 am

I'm so pleased. My boyfriend phoned me last night and told me that we are going to the Dominician Republic, it's been booked. The only problem is that I will have to save up enough money to go there. It will all be worth it in the end, I'll just really need to budget until we go. I have most of the summer so it shouldn't be too bad.

My last exam was today, so no more until May.

spent more than i saved today

January 25th, 2006 at 01:47 pm

I went shopping today and I still managed to spend a lot, even though I had a list with me. I bought some stuff to help my mum out so I don't feel too bad.

Oh well my birthday's soon so that should cheer me up Smile After that I will be more focused on saving.

still trying

January 23rd, 2006 at 12:22 pm

Well I was going to save some money today but I had to help my mum out. I also have two driving lessons this week that I have to pay for then there's money that I will need for bus fare during the week. The only good thing is that I have put my name down for extra hours at work so that should help.

not going according to plan

January 19th, 2006 at 03:17 pm

Well as it turns out saving isn't as easy as I thought it would be. It seems as though I'll need to do overtime at work if I actually want to save anything. If I do enough overtime this month I should be able to save something next month...well hopefully I will be able to.

money i'll need for this week

January 15th, 2006 at 11:51 am

Here is what I plan to spend this week:

bus fare: 4.00 + 1.60
driving: 18.00
day ticket: 2.30

Total: 25.90

Hopefully I will not spend any more money than this.

My saving is going okay as long as i budget. My boyfriend, however, does not have enough money to put away this month. I wonder if I can help him so he can?

first day

January 14th, 2006 at 01:11 pm

Well I have come up with my financial resolutions for 2006. They are:

1. Save to move in with my boyfriend
2. Put money in a savings account
3. Save for a holiday

I will try and update this journal regularly so I can keep track of my spending.