Welcome to Money Mondays!

It is the first of a new month, which means all the budget categories have reset. We normally get paid on the first business day of the month so I should be getting paid a few hours after this post goes live.

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I used to post my financial inflows and outflows on Fridays in the past but I decided to move this to Mondays instead. Normally I go grocery shopping on Sundays after church. Now I  will post the last week’s worth of financial inflows and outflows on Monday so that I can include the weekend spending as well.

This week my financial outflows were:

$81.53 for the electric bill and half of that is the room mate’s portion. This bill is a few dollars less than last month. I know that the room mate can always run off (like the last one did) and leave me with the bill. Since I don’t stake my heart on getting half of the bill I simply budget as if the full thing is fully my responsibility.

$34.60 on some food and household items for the week. The total was actually more but I had a few gift cards to redeem.

$33.12 to fill up my gas tank from almost empty. The last time I bought gas was at the end of March so it looks like I am averaging one tank per month.

This week my financial inflows were:

$25 Amazon gift card from redeeming some credit card points. I have almost enough points to redeem another gift card so I think that the expenses of the upcoming month will get me there.