Book Diva says she spends too much money on books. I know what she means. I’ve put myself on a money diet this year. As part of preparing for that I tracked every cent I spent for two months. I was shocked by how much I actually spend on books. And into the first month in my money diet, I’ve already exceeded my book budget by 50%. I anticipate that this is going to be one of the problems in my budgeting goals this year.
The other problem is eating out. I’ve exceeded my monthly budget by 100%… and the month’s not over yet. For those of you paying attention, that means I’ve spent twice as much on this as I intended. Now Boston Gal points me to an article in US News that, for Americans, eating out is the thing they splurge on most.
Well, at least I have company.