Weekly Roundup: Savings, Coffee and Big Banks

by Kristina on November 15, 2013 · 5 comments

Good morning Dinks and Happy Friday.  I am really excited because I made it through this whole week only spending $20 on myself.  That’s right for the second week in the row I used my portable Brita bottle to avoid buying juice and bottled water during the day and I brought my lunch and snacks to work every single day (except today) to avoid eating out.

Every morning I buy a breakfast sandwich for $2.25 and I skip the coffee, latte and juice.  That leaves me lunch money to eat out one day.  I still get to eat on the go in the morning and I don’t have to worry about spending $50 or more on food during the week.  Honestly, I thought it would be a lot harder than it is.  I miss the lunches with my friends, but until I am used to the routine I have to avoid temptation.

How much did you spend this week?

Enjoy these great posts from our personal finance friends.  Have a great weekend Dinks.

Money After Graduation  – Increasing Your Net Worth by $25,000 per year on a $50.000 Annual Salary

Rockstar Finance – If You Use a Big Bank, You Deserve to be Treated Like Crap

TeachHer Finance – Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back To Being A Regular Person

Yes, I Am Cheap – 3 Reasons To Open A Bank Account Online

Fat Guy Skinny Wallet – Bulk Cooking Part 2 – Learning From Our First Experience

Budget Blonde – The Hubs Wins A Money “Discussion”

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cat Alford (@BudgetBlonde) November 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

Wow a whole week with only spending $20 on yourself! Awesome! I really need to try that lol! Thanks for the link!

2 Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet November 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Thanks for mentioning me, Kristina!

The ironic part of this post is that you are linking to my post about bulk cooking, but I didn’t get to do it this week and I had to buy lunch today. I spent about $9 for the week, but that was all on lunch for today.

PS…I got my answer about you still writing on DINKs Finance! ;-)

3 Jen @ Frugal Rules November 17, 2013 at 2:18 am

If it is just a matter of getting used to it, I am positive you will be able to keep at it. Is it not a great feeling to be free of guilt that you did not spend too much for a week? Not to mention the savings. Paging temptations, please keep away. :)

4 Kristina November 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm

@Cat – OH yes it’s a mental work in progress. The actual spending isn’t as hard as the mental factor of stopping yourself from spending.

@Khaleef, yep I’m still here :-) It’s Sunday and you know what that means…cooking day for the week. Enjoy your weekend.

@Jen – It’s totally the mental state of getting used to it. Once I get over that I think I’ll be fine.

Have a great weekend everyone.

5 Bridget November 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Thanks for the link back =)

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