To my horror I find that Christmas weekend has come and gone and I’m back at work. I have NEVER worked on the 26th before. And it sucks. It doesn’t give nearly enough time to soak up the family time and general Christmas spirit. So I’m sitting at work feeling quite grumpy but at least it means that I get to do last week’s numbers and then check out how we did over Month 8 – thank goodness for Pollyanna-like silver linings!! 😉
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: 464 640 won
Necessary: 335 090 won (72%)
Indulgence: 129 550 won (28%)
If we take out our Christmas spend we spent 440 140 won 🙂 So now let’s look at how that all fits into our plan:
So this is where we stand at the end of Month 8:
- Live off: 1 846 150 won. So over budget by 46 150 won.
- Christmas: 261 120 won. Over budget by 61 120 won.
- Internal Thailand flights and Kindle: 347 059 won. Under budget by 52 941 won.
- Save 51%: probably slightly less than this given than we spent more than we planned to….
So over budget it is! But not by too much. Let’s take a look at Month 8 overall now…