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:

$39.60 for the electric bill. This is not too bad but the next one will be a bit higher since it is getting colder and I have had to use the heater more often. I also had an issue with a burst pipe from the unit above me. The maintenance guys ran an industrial heater/fan for almost 24 hours to get the walls, ceiling, and floor dry because the water had been running into my unit for about 9 hours over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Not fun!

I haven’t sent on anything else because I decided to wait until the weekend to go grocery shopping. I am not sure if the stores will be crowded because it is graduation weekend or if they will be empty because it is graduation weekend. It has really varied in this town every semester.

I plan on doing a big stocking up of food and household items because it is getting colder and I dislike shopping when it is cold. I want to have as much at home to avoid making trips. Of course I will need to go out for things like milk and fresh fruits and vegetables but hopefully I can make those trips as few and as far between as possible.