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007: This is it.

February 11th, 2010 at 12:10 am

I've got $11.00 and some change to last me until pay day. Four more days. The Olympics start the day after tomorrow. I've been pretty cranky about the Olympics being here, but I think I'm doing a one-eighty. I'm starting to get excited when I see various people from around the world. Plus, I'm hoping to take advantage of the free concerts that the city will offer.

I found out that one of my favourite bands, Stars, is playing here next week. However, I certainly will not shell out fifty bucks for a ticket, even though I'm getting paid a few days before the show. This period has taught me a tough lesson. Because imagine four days before the next pay day. I might desperately need those fifty dollars, right? Stars will play again. My cats need their food.

Bagel: 1.21
Wendy's*: 1.46
Candy bar: 1.35
Groceries: 10.84

Total monthly spending so far: 657.32

Dining in challenge: 3

*All right, what the heck happened to their 1.39 Value Menu or did I just dream that? I thought it consisted of chicken nuggets, a junior cheeseburger, baked potato, chili, and sundry food? But, no, either I dreamed about this or it no longer exists.

I am definitely aware that I spend money on unnecessary extras, like muffins and fast food. I think I'll try to resume counseling sessions in March, after the Olympics. I haven't had a session since July. (Yeah, that came out of nowhere, didn't it? Hopefully, I didn't scare some of you readers. Ha.)

Also, I received my credit report. Didn't get my credit score, but I have a general idea of what it is. All I can say is... OUCH.

I am pretty exhausted, so I'll respond to comments and catch up on blogs tomorrow. Take care, everyone.

7 Responses to “007: This is it.”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Hope that you have fun if there are good bands playing at the free concerts !

  2. whitestripe Says:

    it's hard to stop spending if you've only just begun to track your money. you are putting in a good effort now, and with time you will begin to rethink the fast-food purchases Smile

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    I had a mental music of the theme song to James Bond when I was reading your entry.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    I also have a problem resisting fast food joints and my hips are a testament of this problem. Fortunate for me (and my family) I am now living with a $300 food budget for each month and that includes eating out. So guess what? No more McDonald's, Subway, Arby's for me during the week. I keep in mind that the money I spend in fast food can buy much needed items for my family. It seems to be helping me fight temptation. I agree with Whitestripe; don't give up, you are doing a good job. I look forward to your progress updates.

  5. momcents Says:

    **Stars will play again. My cats need their food.**

    I totally LOVE those two lines!

    Good luck, you can do it!

  6. scottish girl Says:

    Good luck!

  7. therecklessone Says:

    Thanks, everyone!

    Six dollars left. Pay day tomorrow. It's been a looooooooong fifteen days. Whew.

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