My Sunday Special blog posts include my spending report, life and blog related news and updates on any challenges I set myself to accomplish. I try to post them every Sunday to review my week.
Happy Sunday, blogging friends!
I have got a couple of updates to share with you all.
This is finally up and running. You can find it on the menu tab to check out Personal Finance Blogs that I am currently reading and enjoying. I will keep updating this list as I discover new blogs that I think are worth sharing with the whole world 😛 I am sure there are loads out there that I am yet to discover.
My original plan was to also include a list of Travel Blogs that I read regularly. After some consideration, I have decided to give it a miss for the time being. This idea is not completely off the table, and perhaps in the near future I will include some of my other favourite blogs too.
Yes, this geeky looking girl in big glasses is me. Well, I made it look like me as much as I could. My glasses do make me look like I spend all my time in a lab (which is kind of cool as I’d love to work in a lab making scientific discoveries). I don’t wear them all the time though.
So here, now you have an idea of what Girl Counting Pennies looks like.
MY SPENDING RECAP
I didn’t post my spending update last week, but I spent £26.88 on food and personal care items and £8.00 on a lunch date with my friend; total of £34.88. Last week I managed two no spend days.
Here’s this week’s spending report –
Monday, 09 September
no spend day
Tuesday, 10 September
no spend day
Wednesday, 11 September
Thursday, 12 September
Friday, 13 September
Saturday, 14 September
no spend day
Sunday, 15 September
personal care -£3.69
I got up bright and early this morning as I have a busy day ahead of me. Grocery shopping – tick. I didn’t buy much food as I am moving out next weekend and I didn’t want any food to go to waste.
Overall, this has been an okay week. I attended one work event on Thursday and in addition to having a lovely dinner in the hotel’s beautiful garden, I got to network with some cool people. Win-win!
So far, I have made £160 in September extra income. It took me 10 minutes to
earn get £100 into my bank account (yep, that’s right, 10 minutes! Okay, maybe 15! More on this in a separate post) and £60 is from selling a handbag to a friend of a friend of a friend.
I have been thinking about getting a weekend job but I’ll be honest with you here: I don’t want to spend my Saturdays and Sundays (in addition to my 9-5 job) working for somebody else. If I do decide to do something with my free time over the weekend, this will be something like teaching English (where I can get paid at least £20-25 per hour), translating technical documents (I used be a technical translator from English to Russian, and this job pays very good money but is very tedious) or freelance writing (I am yet to explore what’s out there as I haven’t even looked into this yet). One step at a time, but I think I am on the right track here.
How was your week? Are you on track with your September goals and spending?