monthly spending report

spending report – october 2019

October seems to have passed by in a flash! It was a lovely month celebrating some family birthdays. Work was crazy busy though, so I struggled through the month, thinking about what we’re trying to do with financial independence and thinking that one day I can just celebrate special occasions without the work exhaustion. We’ve had some pretty big expenses which is reflected in our monthly spending total – some of this was birthday celebrations,…

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spending report – september 2019

You can tell how busy I am at work by the fact it’s reached almost the middle of October before I’ve had time to sit and write our spending report for September. Looking back, it was a busy month that saw me run a race, go see a live podcast recording, view some houses (I already hate the process) and go away for work. It ended up being a bit spendy and mostly on food…

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spending report – august 2019

August – over and out! We were back in the groove of work after our holiday in July and had a quiet month seeing friends and beginning to get a bit more serious about the house hunt! We actually hit a huge milestone this month – hitting £100,000 in cash savings for our house! We got there a month earlier than planned as I got a bonus from work at the end of July which tipped…

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spending report – july 2019

July was a highlight month for us as we went away on a much needed relaxing holiday. I feel lots better after downing tools for a week, which I’m glad about because all of my tiredness/exhaustion is just down to work and not something health related. Depressing but also a motivator to keep on saving towards financial independence. Other highlights in july were enjoying the lovely summer weather with dinner al fresco in the park,…

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spending report – june 2019

Here’s June’s spending report. A busy month all told, with some travel for work and some busy weekends; I went to Wembley to see the Spice Girls with my best friends, we went on a day trip to Longleat and we also went away for the weekend with friends. We kept costs down where we could, so we didn’t feel the purse strings slip too wildly out of control!! I’m trying my best to be…

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spending report – may 2019

Well, May came and went! It was a good month for short work weeks – bank holidays and some annual leave were very much welcomed. I started the month doing some paid overtime with work, which is something that I never get the opportunity to do as we have flexi time instead of paid overtime but there was a special project that paid £140 flat rate for 5 hours so obviously I jumped at the chance…

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spending report – april 2019

It felt like Easter took forever to get here this year and so I was very happy when April rolled around. We had a lovely Easter weekend away and I had another week off work which was nice to just chill at home. Overall on the spending front, we went around £200 over our ‘guideline budget’ but I did get myself a tattoo(!) and we hadn’t actually budgeted any money for our Easter weekend away,…

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spending report – march 2019

March ended up being a bit spendy and feeling quite long. Talking to friends, it wasn’t just me feeling like that either. Overall, we had a lovely month, seeing friends and family and going out for some lovely meals. We also went to our local theatre to see a play which was delightful and we managed to catch up with a friend who moved to the other side of the country a couple of years…

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spending report – february 2019

February was short and sweet. We started off the month with a lovely, snowy break in the Cotswolds. We stayed at a luxury spa hotel with money made through matched betting, which was amazing as it was incredibly indulgent and lovely made even sweeter by the fact we were using our side hustle money to pay for it. We also had a couple of gigs with friends in February and had some lovely days out…

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spending report – january 2019

Hot on the heels of my dislike of Christmas, is my general malaise towards January. I’m not quite sure why I don’t like it but I do know how happy I am when the 31st rolls around. To be fair, this January went by fairly quickly and we had a nice month seeing friends and sorting some life stuff out. I don’t make resolutions but I am up for our own personal challenge this year…

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