Spending week 9! A belated spending report (May 9 – 15)

First things first:
You may have noticed that my posts have been sporadic lately at best, I’m still posting about once a week but I’m not getting much quality content out there and I’m sorry for that.

I have a midterm and a research paper due tomorrow on top of my full-time job. I feel a bit overwhelmed. Writing is cathartic for me, I really enjoy it so I will continue my blog but I’m having some trouble getting quality personal finance related posts together. I’ve got drafts, but none of them are going any where it seems. There’s just so much going on!


Personal stuff:
At the end of March I wrote this “The last time I felt these types of feelings (cabin fever, putting my life on hold) this strongly I ended a relationship, went on a 2 week vacation, changed jobs and went to school. Am I having a quarter life crisis? Maybe I shouldn’t be writing blog posts in the middle of the night.”
I think that quote gives you a glimpse as to what’s going on with my life. I’m busy, I’ve got this whole mortgage refinancing thing going on, speaking of which… that was supposed to be a smooth transaction. Not so! I’ve decided to wait until my financial adviser/manager is back from her holiday as she’s familiar with my files. The person I am dealing with is just making a mess of things.

I’m also dealing with some personal things (exes, men in general!*) and work stuff at home that’s making me feel very on edge. Ever feel like you just want to stick your head in the sand or run away to Australia? That’s me right about now. *phew*

And now the actual point of this post: Money Money Money.

– $118.48 Utility
– $101.36 Phone/internet
– $214. 25 property tax
– $10.37 Tim hortons

No spend day!

– $15.57 Dairy Queen (What’s wrong with me!)

Thursday: (Roadtrip day!)
– $3.27 Tim Hortons
– $3.44 Esso (Halls)
– $3.45 Esso (Pretzels)
– $9.99 Movies

– $14.86 dinner with friends!

No spend day!

No spend day!

Income: $0
Budgeted expenses: $219.84
Budgeted Blow Money: $60.95
Off budget: $214.25

I made a rookie mistake this week, I postdated my cheques for property taxes. Unfortunately I put it on one month too early and they cashed it! Ouch!  My account went in the red (no over draft fees though!) and it isn’t in this months budget. Very frustrating, but I guess the bills is paid. Property taxes are just one of those things I do NOT pay early, I pay it the day it’s due. Not a bad week though really, three no spend days. Wahoo, keep ’em coming. 🙂

How you all doing? I’m noticing I’m less tight with my money the nicer the weather gets, hmm!

*No offence guys, just having a rough time. I know there’s a ton of great guys out there. Just gotta vent sometime!

Published by Renée

I write about my life, travel and my financial up and downs on my blog, Nickel By Nickel, while contradicting myself daily. ;)

6 thoughts on “Spending week 9! A belated spending report (May 9 – 15)

  1. Looks like you’re where I was about 2 weeks ago – I couldnt buy time to blog, but things have settled down for now, and I’m working on building up a large cache of posts for my further travels this summer. My wallet strings have also gotten a bit looser as the summer progresses, but I need to put the brakes back on – there are quite a few changes coming in the next 3-9 months that I need to be prepared for.


    1. Just checkked your blog, wow you’ve got a lot on the go. Good luck with keeping on top of everything, I’m sure you’ll swing it!


  2. Aww I wished I lived near a Dairy Queen, although, it’s probably a good thing wallet and waist-wise that I don’t have easy access to one. I find I often spend more on gas and eating out in the summer. Damn the allure of patios!


    1. haha they’re great for a kids sundae in the summer, I tend to stay away from fast food though (body can’t handle it, seems)and yeah gas… oh my, I went through a full tank in a few days… one day roadtrip.. trip to the beach, wandering around backroads… but before you know it winter will be here again… so it’s worth it 🙂


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