Here’s a pie chart categorizing the excess spending of the first five months of 2015. $12,170 of waste, representing about 2 months of house payments in 2016. I could have been done by September! August even, if I look ahead to that furniture spending. I’m an idiot.
I think I would still put down the flooring even though it was so expensive. But there was clearly a lot of spending I didn’t need to do that I connected with the flooring.
The shopping, I could probably have all cut out with no regrets. The travel… it was probably worth it. The alcohol I could’ve cut out. It represents about $1029 – more than I spent on restaurants. Dates didn’t take up much money, relatively. But I’m not counting the Airbnb? I must’ve missed that charge. Anyway, it’s clearly not as much an area of concern.