Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week two update

Not a bad week, although I've done unnecessary spending, but not nearly as much as I normally do, so that's something! My week looks like this:

Jan 5/14: £16.12 - FB game tokens
Jan 6/14: £2 - 4 rolls papertowel
Jan 7/14: £3.64 - £1.89 for butter, £1.75 pkg of chocolate digestives
Jan 8 & 9/14: NO SPEND!
Jan 10/14: £11.98 - £1.29 bread, £10.69 dinner at the pub + dessert
Jan 11/14: £9.03 - FB game tokens

So you can see where the majority of my unnecessary spends have gone - Facebook eats them. It's quite ridiculous.

I did ADD a little bit of coin to my snowflake jar: £5.33, bringing the total to £31.95. I also have a GST cheque that arrived for me for $101.00. I'm not quite sure what to do with it, however, as it's in Canadian dollars and if I deposit it into my account here, I'll lose half of it with the exchange and any associated fees. It has my English address on it, though, so I'm uncertain I can deposit it at home (via a friend). I'd like to deposit it into my Canadian bank as it can go towards my bills. I'll send an email to my account manager at home and see what she says. I imagine I'll get one more in April, which will be nice, but that will be it.

I also added £25 to my savings account here, which is something I'm planning to do on a much more regular basis. I'm currently getting paid weekly, as I'm with an agency, but once I start working for the company full-time, that will change to monthly - something I'll have to adjust to - and I'll have to be much more careful.

It was a busy week at work, the first full week after the holidays. The phones were busy and I keep getting given all kinds of work to do, which is not bad in itself, just a bit stressful when I'm already feeling behind. Ah well, just a few more days of doing reception and I can move on to the new job.

4 comments:

Jane said...

I used to get paid once a month and I hated it! Now we're paid twice a month, the 15th and the last day of the month. I WISH it was every 2 weeks so I would have a couple months with 3 paycheques but no such luck. What game are you playing on FB?

Jane said...

I used to get paid once a month and I hated it! Now we're paid twice a month, the 15th and the last day of the month. I WISH it was every 2 weeks so I would have a couple months with 3 paycheques but no such luck. What game are you playing on FB?

Northern Living Allowance said...

Jane: I'm not looking forward to it, so am trying to adjust myself accordingly. Fortunately, I'm finding it fairly easy to stay on track at the moment because I have so few expenses that a weekly pay is a great bonus!

My games on FB are Candy Crush and Farm Heroes Saga...>:(

T'Pol said...

No new posts? I bet you have tons of exciting stuff happening:) Let us know how you're doing. Curious people here...