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Future expenses

May 6th, 2006 at 02:53 am

Graduation pics
Graduation gown
Holiday (280 left to pay)
Friend's wedding at the end of June (no gift ideas yet)
Money for hotel at graduation ball
Money to spend at graduation ball

I was hoping to keep money over from my June pay for this but if I don't do any overtime this month I will have a low wage in June. I left a note for my manager asking if I could come in later when my exams start so that will leave me short. I think I'm going to have to do some overtime so I don't end up in my overdraft. I think I'll be able to study and do overtime.

Hoping to start early tomorrow since it will count towards next month's pay.

Plans for today

May 6th, 2006 at 12:20 am

It's not long after 8am and I'm working on my coursework. I had no other choice but to get up earlier than usual, I'm working this afternoon and I need to get a lot done.

Today I'm walking to work with my mum, she's bringing our dog too so he will have a good walk - it takes about 40 mins to get there. The weather's been nice so it should be a good walk.

I don't know if my goals for May will work out. I hope some of them do.

one week till paybday

May 5th, 2006 at 11:39 am

Thankfully, i'm totally skint as is completely obvious from my last couple of entries. I hate the week before payday, I always count down the days. In the future I will have to stop this just I feel like I have a lot of outgoings these days.

Stuck to today's goal, I didn't spend any more money.

Bought a bottle of water

May 5th, 2006 at 01:57 am

I read the comment from my journal entry last night from Boomeyer. Boomeyer suggested that I take a bottle of water with me wherever I go. Anyway I checked the fridge this morning and noticed that there wasn't any (usually there is). I asked my mum, she had thrown out the half-empty ones. Anyway I had to buy one this morning when I got to uni. I remembered that there is a tap to fill up bottles of water that I really don't use anymore, but will be next week. My mum offered to give me some money for bus fare next week and so did my boyfriend but I'm really hoping that I won't need it, or if I do hopefully it won't be a lot.

Goal for today: spend no more

Total spent today: 4.50 + 0.55 = 5.05

Any tips how I can save money?

May 4th, 2006 at 02:44 pm

Due to my very low bank balance, I only have about 15, maybe a couple of pounds more to do me until I get paid next Friday. Within that time I am working two days and visiting my friend, and going to uni for three days. So far all i can think of is to take my own money and walk wherever possible.

I really hope that my goals for this month work out.


May 4th, 2006 at 12:16 pm

13 days until the final draft is due in and I have 6000 words to write. Add two reports and a presentation and I'm stressed!

Spending today: 2.71

Saved money by:

- walking to work
- taking lunch to work

Extra hours at work

May 3rd, 2006 at 05:49 am

A woman at my work text me yesterday asking if I could do her shift tomorrow. I'm already working tonight so I was considering not doing it. Then I thought that I have a lot to pay for so I really should do it for her. Anyway I told her I would so I'm working tomorrow, so that ruins my plans of having my first no spend day in May. Friday I need to go into uni so there's more money that I'll need to spend.

Total extra hours this week: 11

May goals

May 1st, 2006 at 10:24 am

1. Pay 200 or more towards holiday
2. Order gown and pictures for graduation
3. Increase payment to washing machine (34 possibly)
4. 8 no spend days
5. Put money into ISA (at least 10)

My dog ran away

May 1st, 2006 at 10:20 am

but he came back within half an hour. Apparently he likes nothing better than running about the street, occasionally barking at kids. He would never bite them.

Spending today:


I think that's it for today.

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