I budget $200 spending money per week, which includes everything except mortgage, loan repayment and utilities.
Last week, I spent $30 on gas to drive up to Edmonton and buy dog food ($65) and arthritis meds for the cat ($40). This week, I have to buy cat food, happy pills for Cotton and get the dogs groomed. The cat food price was just raised from $45/bag to $60/bag. Happy pills, which will last a few months, cost $30. Grooming for the dogs costs $100.
I had $5 left over from last week, so that left me with $15 spending money for this week (today being the first day of my fiscal week). I went to the grocery store and got milk, celery, bread and a butternut squash. The money is now gone, and I'm going to admit to feeling a little bitter about the discrepancy.
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