#reverb 12 : where my money went
Where did you spend money through this year? (Author: Kaileen Elise)
My father always says you show what you value with your money, where and how you spend it. The most significant cost was probably moving, though a gift from my parents helped with most of that. Michelle bought a used car which needed a bit of work so I would say that was our biggest expense of the year. However, it was one of the most useful and necessary expenses of the year.
Healthy eating (goat cheese and berries are expensive!)
Netflix, Hulu and Spotify subscriptions
Clothes (losing weight means saying goodbye to some of your favorite jeans and t-shirts. And I tried to dress more professionally this semester; I only wore jeans twice: on the last day of class and exam day).
Starbucks. I have an addiction.
Makeup. I threw away most of my makeup in early May and started over with some better basics and I'm so glad I did.
Laundry. Having to pay for laundry means about 7 bucks a week is dedicated to having clean clothes. I love the way clothes feel right out of the dryer.
Gas. Though certainly not as much as I used to spend. In fact, my gas consumption has decreased significantly. I fill up every 2 weeks or so if I haven't driven to Champaign or made multiple trips to Hamilton to Meijer.