8 AM: Wake up feeling great! The first day of a new month is always exciting, out with the old budgets from last month and in with the new month’s budget. A clean slate! I’m excited to bring the lunch I prepped last night to work to save on my Restaurants budget this month.
9 AM: I get to the carpool and realize I left my lunch. Fail. Commute into the city with Casual Carpool. $1
10 AM: Eat cereal and drink coffee provided at work. $0
11 AM: I decide now’s the time to start the blog I always wanted (this blog). I’ve been dilly dallying on this project forever because I haven’t wanted to bite the cost. I add a section for my side hustle to my Mint budget. I spent less than I allotted last month and even with all my allotments I still plan to have $300+ leftover each month just for keeping my checking account topped off after paying off credit cards and transferring the rest to savings. I buy this domain and hosting — and obsessively double/triple/quadruple check the spelling of ‘millennial’! $95.40
12 PM: My boyfriend graciously invites me for lunch at his office because they have catering on Mondays. We work across the street from each other so it’s just a minute walk over. $0
6 PM: Took the Transbay Bus back to Oakland which is a 5 minute walk from the office, a 25 minute ride, and drops off a couple minutes from my apartment. Technically I don’t count it as part of my monthly budget since I load my Clipper with my Commuter Check, $70 which is loaded by my company and then $50 pretax from my paycheck. $4.20
9 PM: Boyfriend bought the groceries at Whole Foods. It’s not a Whole Paycheck, but it’s a damn lot of money. We’re still trying to figure out a fair way to split groceries since we eat disproportionate amounts. $45.43
Side Hustle: $95.40