Wednesday, August 13, 2008

For the past few days, I've been wanting to start a spending journal. Maybe it's because I've seen a couple shows on budget and people having crazy debts, coupled with thoughts of my shopping spree to Burlington and all the times I've been scrapbook shopping this year. I should be saving more money for the future. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm in debt at all. I do have a fairly good amount of money saved up for a student, but I could have saved at least double that in the past year. Granted, I have had a lot of unexpected car expenses, but I think I've finally fixed the last of the problems for at least a little while I hope. So anyways, I figured I would start posting my spending journal on here, to make sure that I own up. I will also be less likely to spend money if I know that I have to go report it on my blog to all my faithful blog readers. So who's with me on this? I challenge you to take part in this for at least a month, and maybe after that it will just become second nature...

Here's what I have to report today:
- 40$ on gas

5 comments:

Barb said...

Sorry, no spending journal for me! That would be too scary! lol
But seriously, once you're done school and have a full-time job and then maybe kids, you won't have time to shop the way you do now. Or that was my experience anyway. I don't spend nearly as much money on *stuff* as I used to. Scrap supplies are my only real weakness now! :D

Jessica said...

Fantastic news about your dad!

Claude said...

You are brave to take this on!

Nathalie (famille1999) said...

Aren't those shows terrifying? *sigh* I can't believe how much people are in debt sometimes or how much they spend. But, I'm with Barb & Claude! No way, too scary for me too. LOL

But I think it's a good thing to put those in writing once in a while at least to really see where our money is going because it's so easy to not realize how much we spend on trivial things that we don't really need or care for.

Good luck with this. :)

Ruth said...

Sorry with the others on this...no spending journal for me.I am fairly good with keeping to our budget and that's good enough for me :)

Good luck though with it.