Ok, February is in the books. So far, so good. Expenses were about even with January. Nothing unusual other than the bicycle came up. The daily average is around $42 a day. But it’s early and there is plenty of year left to go. Some per day stats:
I am averaging about $11 for food.
I am averaging about $7 for utilities. This will go up when summer hits.
I am averaging about $2 for transportation. Amazing.
And about $2 for other stuff.
The interesting thing about this project is since I am putting my expenses in line for all the world to see it gives me the incentive to watch what I spend even more closely than I normally would. I think about every single expense no matter how small. I’d like to think I can actually keep my final tally below the $50 a day mark. It hasn’t been too difficult actually. I think twice before spending on something. If I am out and about and get hungry its real tempting to go hit a restaurant but knowing I have food at home I haven’t given into the temptation. Impulse buying has stopped. Not that I’d do much of that anyways. For the moment the grocery store is where I spend the most money, aside from the rent. But like I said, anything could crash the party. Taxes are coming and they will be higher than I expected. The new iPad comes out next week. But the ordinary day to day stuff is pretty easy to keep within the budget.
I thought for sure I had a job lined up. Thought the interview went fine. But the call never came. I left messages, but no replies. I don’t mind getting turned down for a position. But to simply ignore somebody is unprofessional and impolite. At least give me the decency of reason why you didn’t hire me. That’s all I ask. But, for whatever reasons, I still lack an income. For now I’ll just have to deal with it as best as I can. Watch the spending and see what opportunities present themselves.
Here is the final tally for Feb….