- Rent: 270
- Gas & Electric: 121
- Insurance: 107
- Internet: 61
- Water: 1164
- Food: 40
- Supplies: 17
- Personal Care: 28
- Insurance: 36
- Pharmacy: 12
- Fast food: 95
- Socializing: 198
- Electronics: 13
SAVINGS RATE: -54.2%
This was an expensive month, mostly due to the annual water bill being due in July. Other than that, I also spent a little more in certain categories, but it's okay for the most part, as my life-happiness levels are currently high.
I'm currently doing a lot of improv-related activities. I have my class and also meet with 2 practice groups per week outside of that (which is the cheaper, more effective way of practicing improv). I also play in the free mixer/jam once a week and see shows 2-3 nights per week.
So I have been very busy and have a long commute on top of that, so I have not had time to cook recently. Because of this, my fast food expenses are up. I usually go to Subway for lunch during work if I have activities after work to go to. If not, I eat something smaller. In general, I've also been eating less. I know these things are not sustainable in the long term and have not figured out the best way to proceed. I can't use the excuse that this schedule is only temporary, since I like the things I'm doing now.
In addition to not having time to cook, I haven't had much time to go food shopping either. I'm wondering if maybe I should give up my compulsion to only shop at the cheapest stores and instead shop at the stores in my neighborhood even if they're more expensive; this way I can more easily fit grocery shopping into my schedule.
My headphones still don't last very long, and I've decided to try a different solution, Sugru
, as a way to reinforce the wire near the jack. We'll see if this makes it last any longer.
I decided to buy some new T-shirts this month. I'm kind of sick of the T-shirts I had already, which mostly had funny references on them. I've come to realize that it's kind of annoying to have people repeatedly ask me what my shirt means, and my strategy of wearing them out is taking way too long. The one T-shirt I had without any words on it was actually my favorite shirt, so I decided to get the same design in different colors.