I don’t think that we did too badly last week… We didn’t buy too many groceries, only ate out once (and eating pizza out is cheaper than making it at home) and were otherwise quite well behaved 🙂 The only challenge might be the Christmas spending… and posting…
To new readers of The Brat Experiment: Husband and I track every single won that we spend on a fantastic app called Money Lover. The app is synched to both of our phones and means that it’s very easy to see where all of our money goes (which is not always pleasant!). I then report on our weekly spending here and write up a summary of our spending for each month. You can check out other weekly spends and the monthly summaries in The Numbers section.
Week’s total: 372 649 won
Necessary: 346 569 won (93%)
Indulgence: 26 080 won (7%)
If we take out the flights and our Christmas spend we only spent 155 570 won 😀
So this is where we are for sitting for the rest of this month:
- Live off 775 630 won
- Christmas budget of 40 490 won
- Two ski trips for 227 941 won. We decided to only go skiing in January. And to instead use this money on flights within Thailand (not that much more than bussing and totally worth the time saved during our short holiday) and a kindle for Husband (who has wanted a kindle for aaaaaaaages – and we’d far rather spend a lot of money on something that he really wants for Christmas than less money on crap just cause it’s Christmas).
- Save 51% (on track)
So all in all I’m feeling quite warm and fuzzy about last week! 🙂 We were amazing with our living expenses, still have room to play in our Christmas budget and there is plenty of room in the ‘ski budget’ for Husband’s kindle 🙂 We must just focus on not forgetting about the 250 000ish won needed for the bills at the end of the month. Have a good week, dear Reader!