It's been a little over 3 months of adulting now, and I'm finally starting to see my savings grow! It's tough to see progress when I get paid so little and only once a month. The progress is pretty much only seen on the day I get paid, when I update my bank book. If the balance after my company deposits my pay is more than the balance it was on the previous month's pay day, I'm saving money! This month's pay day (November 14) was the first time it was a significant gain. Go Liana!
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Since I'm moving back home next April, I thought it'd be a good idea to start getting rid of some things that I don't need and don't want to take back home with me.
It's been about a month and a half of adulting and since my last update (week 3), I haven't made much of a change in the way I spend. But, given that it has been over a month, I am able to analyze my monthly spending, as a whole, including big, once-a-month expenses, like rent.
It has now been three full weeks of adulting and maybe unsurprisingly, no big changes have happened since last week. I think this will be my last weekly update and instead, I'll do monthly updates, unless I find something really interesting in my spreadsheet or make a drastic change.
It has been two weeks since I've started adulting. The past week was my first week back to work after a long, dearly missed summer vacation. I started work again last week Thursday, so it was interesting to see how my normal spending compared to my spending during the summer.
As a young woman at the age of 23, soon to be 24, I have decided to begin life as an adult. By this, I don't mean living on my own, having a full-time job, paying for all of my bills on my own (for the most part, anyway), making sure I eat enough fairly nutritious food to keep breathing, and drinking enough beer to make up for all of you 21+ year-old fools that don't drink enough on your own. I particularly excel at that last one, but who am I to judge my own drinking abilities?!