Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this.

I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. All income and expenses are recorded in Mint and any amounts are rolled over into the next month.

This week my expenses were:

Rent, which is now at a slightly reduced rate. My electric bill will be higher moving forward because the company that bought my apartment complex no longer offers the energy cap that posted as a credit to our account.

I spent $34 on household items that needed to be replaced and although I really wanted those items I feel that prices were a bit high.

I also got paid this week, even though we did not get paid on the first of the month because that was a Saturday. A few of my colleagues were almost in panic mode because we had to ‘wait’ until the 3rd to get paid as that was the first business day of the month. I always find it hilarious when people become almost distraught by getting paid on a different date. If you have a budget set up carefully then you should be living off last month’s paycheck so three days should not destroy your world.