Tuesday Check-In

Photo credit: Stephen Cummings, CC BY 2.0.

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to check in on our weekend spending.

Last weekend, I estimated that I would spend $50 on a pair of shoes. There was A SALE (because of course there was) so I ended up spending $75.50 on two pairs of shoes: one pair of ballet flats and one pair of sneaker-type shoes (the kind that have the elastic straps across the shoe instead of laces).

I also spent $71.31 on a bunch of Amazon stuff: new socks to go with the new shoes, a combination lock because I’m going to start needing to wear a jacket to the YMCA and store it in a locker, another box of Celestial Seasonings Earl Grey tea, and a utility shelf to go in my storage unit. My parents have a bunch of my childhood stuff in their basement and they’ve been after me to clean it out, and since my storage unit floor space is already taken up with a bike, a bulk package of toilet paper, three suitcases, extra copies of The Biographies of Ordinary People Vols. 1 and 2, Christmas ornaments, a ukulele and a guitar, and several boxes of old taxes and old diaries, there’s no place to put my American Girl doll or anything else I might end up keeping. So… I bought a shelf.

I haven’t forgotten the time Team Billfold bought me a bookshelf, btw. It still feels a little weird to be in a financial position where I can say “looks like I need a shelf, guess I’ll buy it right now” instead of planning and saving for it (or trying to figure out how I can do without it). Sometimes I worry that I won’t be able to go back to the planning/saving/doing without mindset, if my financial situation changes again.

Total spending: $146.81.

How about you?

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