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Spending Fast: Week 5 Update

11/26/18 – 12/2/18

Hi friends!

I honestly wasn’t sure when I started this spending fast how well I’d be able to stick to it.

In the past I’ve always said one thing and then done another. I am constantly working at holding myself accountable and doing things that I don’t necessarily want to do. Starting this blog was a way to help keep myself accountable.

I’m happy to say that this has been a lot easier for me than I thought it would be! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for years (yes, I’m only 21. But I’ve been stressed about my debt since I started college.)

I constantly catch myself browsing at super cute clothes online and then ask myself if I really need it. Sure, I’ve slipped up some, but I’m not spending all my money on things I don’t need. I’m not waiting for my next paycheck to pay off my credit card balance.

Even though I’ve only been doing this fast for 5 weeks now, I have a feeling this will have a life long impact and I’m so excited about that! If you’re interested in reading the book that inspired me to finally make this leap check it out here. (This is an affiliate link. I get a commission at no cost to you!)

Okay, now to the update.

This week my subscription fees for Hulu ($6.43) and Spotify ($10.69) (I miss being a student and getting both of these services for $5.99)

I spent $25.72 on gas this week.

I was weak and bought Chipotle for my dad and I since we’ve all been super busy with work and all have colds for $13.70.

I have been trying to make an effort to be more sustainable and was browsing Etsy when I saw this on-the-go bamboo cutlery sets in a Monstera Leaf bag. I caved and purchased it for a total of $23.99.

I also had a minimum student loan payment come out but I’m not counting that in this since I, sadly, can’t not pay it.

For week 5, I spent a total of 80.53.

In week 5, I had $1,248.59 of income.

That’s a total ‘savings’ of $1168.06!!

I am currently waiting to hear back from my student loan servicer to ensure that my addition loan payments will be applied to my principle amount and then I will be making my first additional loan payment!

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