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Spending Log // Week 2

January 14, 2017
AUTHOR: Emilie
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Welcome to this week’s Spending Log! This is my explanation of all the money I spent in the last week. The week number aligns with the week in the year. My hope with the spending logs is that over time I can become increasingly more intentional and transparent with my spending.

Week 2 Personal Spending
Date Expense/Description Category Amount
1/10/17  Tech Ladies Founding Membership Professional Development 297
1/10/17 Pages of Purpose Fitness 16
1/10/17 Yoga Fitness  14
1/11/17 Milso Box Gifts 204
1/11/17 Five Guys Food 20
1/13/17 Circle K (Coffee for Casey and Donuts when we were out of coffee) Food 7
1/13/17 Pedicure Self-Care 35
1/13/17 Walmart (Stuff for Frank) Gifts 17
1/14/17 Circle K Gas 20
Total 630

HOLY MOLY I SPENT A LOT OF MONEY LAST WEEK. Two transactions accounted for over $500 of that though, so not nearly as bad as it could have been.

On Tuesday, I bought my Tech Ladies Founding Membership. It was $300 unexpected dollars, but it will be so worth it. I have already adjusted my budget form February on to create the sinking fund for this going forward.

I also bought Pages of Purpose, which I’m sure will be a great investment since I loved the last book I read from Krissy Mae Cagney. Then I went to Yoga with Angie.

On Wednesday, I bought a six month subscription of the Milso Box for a friend whose fiancee just deployed. Subscription boxes are always fun and I think she’ll like it! It was obviously an expense, but it’s my way of reminding her she’s on my mind even from afar.

That same day, Casey came home after a week of being gone and asked for Five Guys, so… we got Five Guys. That Friday, Casey was off, but I did not get coffee for the house, so I went out and got us coffee and donuts.

On Friday, I treated myself to a much-needed pedicure. It was 70 degrees (my favorite spring-ish weather in January!) and it had been over 10 weeks since my last one! Much-needed, much-deserved.

Otherwise, I bough gas and some stuff for a friend’s Ranger School care package.

I need to not spend money next week.



Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.