Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weekly Money Check-Up: Oct 4th - Oct 10th

1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on a new "winter" foundation from MAC, $30. I get so pale during the colder months that my old one just wouldn't work!

2. Today I feel pretty thrifty towards money. I went shopping at the Rideau Centre over the weekend and didn't buy ANY clothing (which is so rare for me) because I felt guilty spending money on anything other than what's on my winter "must-haves" list. Instead I opted for used items... go team me!

3. Money can’t buy happiness. One free/inexpensive thing I did last week that made me happy was make a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with J for my siblings. Yum!

4. I will consider this week a success if I go to the gym more than twice.

5. If I could could quit my job for a month and travel throughout one country, I would choose Thailand. Both Top Model New Zealand and Australia travelled there recently and I was in awe of the beautiful scenery and culture!

6. Other frivolous spending I did this week was on a wool plaid skirt from Etsy, SO pretty and only $15, and a wool wrap skirt from Value Village for $6. Cross that off my list!

Weekly Money Check-Up is a weekly feature courtesy of My Pretty Pennies.
Image via Marie Claire Magazine.


  1. I so wish I can say the same about my spending this week! I'm very impressed by your sense of responsibility!

    That reminds me, I gotta balance my cheqquing right now!


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  2. I love this weekly money check up, i started doing it last week. It keeps things in prospective. You did great, happy saving. Thanks for turning me on to my pretty pennies blog, it rocks too.

  3. Thailand would be amazing! I've really been hit by the traveling bug lately. I think it's all of the House Hunters International I've been watching! And I get ridiculously pale in the winter months as well. New foundation and blush pour moi aussi! xx

  4. I really like this feature of yours. I have been trying to keep a journal of my spending recently. Actually I just have put a set amount in my wallet and when that's finished I simply don;t spend.

    But I like the idea of the most makes one more accountable. :)

    Love the purple and yellow in the latest post. I love that combination. But sadly don;t have anything in that combo. :)

    Love from Toronto, Canada


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