Friday, November 20, 2009
Weekly Allowance and Being an Open Wallet Blogger
Why can't I be one of those bloggers?
It would require me to track every penny and it would require me to be completely honest about the setbacks I experience.
I also don't have the bars either.
My income is not all mine and it is sporadic. I will receive child support payments for two months then nothing for six months or a year. Most of my child support I dump equally between my two kids savings accounts. I keep a portion for savings and small items they need.
Also I wish I had better financial expert fairy godmother who could wave her wand and repair my credit and put money in the bank.
Since I don't have a fairy god-mother...What I can do to remedy my lack of open wallet-ness is to divulge my weekly spending.
I set a weekly spending allowance for myself of $35. This is to help curb those spending sprees that happen after a long drought of self denial.
It has been working out pretty well, knowing that I have something to spend doesn't as I assumed make me create spending opportunities. Here is how I have spent my allowance this week, I know the week is not over but I can guesstimate what I will spend today and tomorrow.
Monday: Smoothie King - $5.94
Wednesday: State Driving Record $17.00
Friday: Safeway $15.00 (my limit) for Office Potluck