Monday, July 26, 2004

The world of high finance

I recently posted my new weekly personal spending budget

Rent$135
Groceries$55
Trains, buses and taxis$30
Miscellaneous$90
Telephone$10
Gas and electricity$5
Total$325

The good news is that for the past three weeks I've by and large managed to keep to that budget, coming in $11 under in the first week, $4 under in the second and $21 over in the third. If it hadn't been for a spur of the moment $30 gift purchase on Friday that put me over budget I'd be sitting on a juicy $24 surplus right now.

A juicy $24 surplus.

I haven't referred to $24 as a juicy amount since I was a kid working at McDonalds.

I was also given a $30 CD voucher the other day and I'm really looking forward to using it. A few years ago I was buying 2 or 3 CDs a week, now I have to make do with gift vouchers.

It's quite a novelty being poor again. I do wonder how long that novelty will last though.

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