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.

This week my expenses were:

$19.15 on pantry staples like milk and eggs. I try to buy a stash of these items to last a couple of weeks but then I always need to replace them before I run out. It was not a big shopping trip but for some reason it feels like I spent a lot and only walked out of the store with very little.

I will also have to spend about $40 later today because I lost a bet. I have been on the receiving end of the win a few times and this is my first time to have to pay out. This money will come out of the ‘Fun Fund’ so it is not part of my regular monthly budget.

The ‘Fun Fund’ and any other funds that I have are all replenished on a monthly basis from small transfers that are accounted for in the budget. The transfer amounts range from $2 to $7 for different accounts but once the fund reaches a desired level I can pull any amount that I need from it.