48 - The number of times I ate out for lunch
41 - The number of times I ate out for dinner
40 - The number of times I took public transit
22 - The number of people I actually like
13 - The number of times I filled it up
But what does this all add up to? Finally, I shall reveal the damages of 2013 to all of you...
What does one do with all of the bills collected?
Let the puppy play with it!
- January: $1972.02
- February: $211.34
- March: $426.59
- April: $168.58
- May: $538.38
- June: $1155.65
- July: $679.12
- August: $45.54
- September: $209.90
- October: $409.71
- November: $2102.72
- December: $1000.01
Total: $8,919.56 x.x
I swear, I need a better method when it comes to saving money. It seems that I only know how to spend, and not save. Although I spent the most near the end of the year, I'm surprised by how quickly presents add up (but they were worth it!) And if you're interested, here are the categories:
- Lunch: $693.41 (48 times)
- Dinner: $678.88 (41 times)
- Snack: $255.08 (28 times)
- Drinks: $93.84 (14 times)
- Starbucks: $91.60 (5 times)
- Groceries: $59.31 (8 times)
- Tuition: $3480.35
- Books & Printing: $106.70
- Movies (& DVDs) : $116.52 (6)
- Arcade: $10.00
- Club (& Coat Check): $51.00 (6 times)
- Recreational (& Night Market): $647.50 (14 times)
- Concerts/Musicals: $276.70 (4 times)
Shopping & Miscellaneous
- Clothing & Accessories: $707.33 (14 times)
- Gifts: $596.38 (22 times)
- Haircut: 18.00 (1 time!)
- Pet: $73.89 (2 times)
- Lotto: $5.00 (1 time)
- Other: $207.92 (22 times)
- Gardening: 28.70 (1 time)
- Bus/Skytrain: $128.35 (40 times)
- Gas: $539.53 (13 times)
- Parking: $24.50 (7 times)
What have I learned from this experience? When it comes to food, I have no control. Maybe if I spent it more on recreation, I would have the body that I want instead of crying about how my stomach isn't flat (o.o)
Speaking of recreation, that composed of Bowling, Night Market, Badminton, Dance Lessons, and the most important (expensive) item, Yoga! I know, Night Market isn't really fitting with this topic, but I thought that since it's out of enjoyment, they kind of go hand-in-hand... That's the only thing I'm willing to spend on, long as I am healthy.
But really, compared to last year's post, my eating habits have worsened. And especially buying people gifts - there was no category like that in 2012! But I don't mind the gift-buying, I find joy out of it (odd as that may sound) - perhaps I should just bake for people's presents, people like to get fat anyways d":
Other includes medicine, various stores, and strangely enough, CDs (I had to buy myself some albums, you know!) As for transpiration, the bus is strictly for times when I didn't have a UPass (meaning, when I actually needed it). So maybe I should take the bus more, and drive less to save me money, right?
So how will this year be different? I have downloaded a money managing application on my phone, restricted how much I spend per month, and track down what I'm wasting it on. That should give me a better idea of how I am using my money. Not only that, but I will separating my personal spendings from school spendings - so there shouldn't be any surprises when it comes to 2014's spending report.
Here's to saving money for 2014 - and so far, it seems like I will be needing more work on it.
P.S: August spendings are low due to vacationing in Spain. Should I do a report on that as well?
2014: The year of ACTUAL savings!
If you eat the bills, that means it never happened d":