Okay, now that I’m back to regularly tracking my expenses, let’s see how I did:
|Saturday||$50.57||Gas and tchotchkes at the Renaissance Festival|
|Friday||$124.69||Groceries, Halloween party ingredients, lunch|
Not only are these fairly minimal expenses (and mostly due to $50 worth of Halloween party ingredients on Friday), I’m particularly proud of spending no money for three days. I didn’t intend it; I just noticed on Monday that I’d spent nothing the day before, and wondered how long I could last. I ended the run with a delicious Rueben and hot tea at a local cafe Wednesday night.
And this is one of the hidden utilities of tracking my expenses: I find unexpected ways to save money. I become much more conscious of my spending. A few months ago, I simply never would have been aware of how much I’d been spending in the previous few days.