Smart Living Tip: Budget SpendingWednesday, June 04, 2014
Hesitated if I should put this under Travel Tip, instead, but thought this is beyond just travels. Even though I feel like I am always travelling nowadays. I don't seem to stay in the same city for more than a few weeks now, whether I come back or not. Most of them are work-related, but things like eating out and continuing rent all mean more spending. Which equals less saving.
Eating out all the time is expensive.
Trying new foods are without a doubt one of my all time hobbies, and the main reason of this blog's continual existence, for sure. However you will start seeing more home cooking posts and travel tip posts here, on top of the usual cafe/restaurant reviews.
In order to save more, I need to look into a few factors:
- Where is my money going?
- Where can I cut back on?
- How can I spend/save better?
I actually have a spreadsheet where I write down all my incomes and expenses, average spending for the week and month... but haven't really took time to absorb the results lately. My budget has categories like groceries, living expenses, entertainment, eating out, savings, and emergencies. I'm going to see Wicked the musical in two weeks. So excited, cannot wait! It's a little bit over my set spending budget though, so I will be cutting back leading up to it. Got to stick with the plan and be more strict with myself!