Weekly Spending 7/31 – 8/6

Monday:
$1 (change of address with USPS)

Tuesday:
No spend!

Wednesday:
$625 (August rent)

Thursday:
$4.50 (ice cream)
$1 (website account verification)

Friday:
PAYDAY
$523.54

Savings:
$200 (living expenses)
$5 (travel)
$50 (emergency fund)
$19.61 (debt repayment fund)

Debt repayment:
$400 (Debt #1) (PAID IN FULL EEEEEEE)

Other:
$15.58 (groceries)
$4.99 (aluminum foil)
$1.17 (laundry soap)

Saturday:
Debt repayment:
$60 (Debt #2)

Other:
$10 (Rover background check)

Sunday:
No spend!

This paycheck was low. Like hundreds of dollars less than it usually is due to some forced time off due to illness. I knew this was coming and I’ve been really nervous about it, but I hustled and have been socking away little amounts of money from selling things and whatnot for the past two weeks. Those little bits add up and I was able to pay off Debt #1 IN FULL! This debt was a loan from a dear friend and I let her know in July it might not happen until the 18th…but I am so happy I could do it now! I also cut my travel and living expenses savings down from their normal levels to meet this goal, but I already have a plan to make that up with my next normal paycheck.

I also moved on August 1 but thanks to my budgeting in July it was a relatively painless process, and it only cost the USPS change of address fee and $5 at Dutch Bros to buy coffee for a friend who helped me move most of my stuff early (I do still owe her baked goods.)

I definitely spent more than I wanted to this week, but I don’t regret things like going for ice cream with my new roommates, or getting some tasty milk that’s a little more expensive. And I’m still on track with my savings and debt repayment.

Welcome!

…to my blog, Debt Free Raccoon! Here I will be discussing all the ways I’m trying to live my best trash panda life, first and foremost by becoming debt free. I’ll be discussing ways I’ve frugalized my life, budgets, my attempts at minimalism, and anything else that comes to mind in pursuit of my goals.