As a result of over-indulging last month, I made a more conscious effort to step up my savings for this month. For starters, I ate out much less frequently, and subsisted on eating cheap, energy dense foods such as oatmeal, rice, and pasta. I also took advantage of the free drinks, sodas they offer at work, along with the free breakfast offerings. This was not as painful as it might seem, and I don’t feel any more deprived than usual.
Also, I saved up on my transportation costs, as I’ve been walking to work more frequently with the improved weather. As a result, I only had to fill up my gas tank once this month, as opposed to 2 or 3 times. This is becoming more of a routine as well.
Other expenses were kept low since there were no additional season passes purchased this month However, I did spend some money on the purchase of a new Ipod Nano. I lost my old Nano in the snow, and find it hard to jog without music. Other than that, a Smog check was the only other additional item of note. This was a relatively uneventful month, and thus there isn’t much to report. Just the way I like it!
|Other / Fun||$311.84|
Here is an update on the dividends received this month:
|Coca Cola Co (KO)||$17.85|
|Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)||$9.94|