Weekly Update: Week 27

WHAT, IF ANYTHING, DID I SPEND MONEY ON THIS WEEK?

This week, we spent quite a lot of money, since we were on vacation!  Monday was the first workday we were off, so it was the first day that really felt like vacation.  Before we left town, we met friends from out of town who happened to be in our city for a conference for dinner out.

On Tuesday, we went to a theme park and had lunch there.

Wednesday, the day before our flight out, I got a haircut and a massage and all the money those things involve.

We spent lots of money on transportation, since we decided not to rent a car.  (It was still cheaper to ride-share most places.)

We minimized the number of meals out we would have to buy by making a grocery store run for breakfast food, water, protein bars and some fruit.  We would only eat one meal a day out, which isn’t bad when you’re on vacation and have no access to an oven or microwave.

I took a few yoga classes while I was in Los Angeles, including one with a fairly notable teacher.  It was wonderful and relaxing.

WHAT ELSE WOULD I HAVE BOUGHT?

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I got a little caught up in the excess of L.A.  With almost every woman walking around carrying a luxury designer bag around me, when I saw a Salvatore Ferragamo bag on sale, it seemed reasonable, even desirable to buy it.  This bag, which was insanely expensive, would add no value to my life and serve no purpose any of my other bags could not serve.  This would solely be about the “prestige” of carrying such an expensive bag.  I (barely) talked myself out of it.

Total amount I saved that I would have spent this week: $900

Running Total: $4,520

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  1. Pingback: Welcome to the land of fame, excess | Legally Minimalist

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