- Jan 26, 2020
- Modesto, CA
My trusted friend toke me in and i moved in with her since my aunt was taking advantage of my social security finances. good thing my aunt sent me money electronically to cover rent , utilities and expenses and i payed my friend right on the spot. pretty soon my friend will be my new payee and everything will be ok. But the main point is after i got the money for rent and utilities, i paid it electronically to my friends online account. my friend lended me $600+ and i spend it in just a few weeks. she found out and said she would lend me no more money this month so im worried. but its a mystery how that money went so fast. i went on no shopping sprees, i only remember shopping for groceries. the meals i got were cheap and simple not fancy. i know im a heavy snacker and that money adds up and even every dollar or a few dollars can make a difference but i reviewed all the receipts i saved up and i would get snacks sometimes but it was not like i shopped for bags fulls of junk food goodies everyday. now i only have money for my semi expensive phone bill which i know ill pay or ill be in trouble. then i also only have money for food and my $ 5 mo bank bill which im still grateful for. but i can only spend around $65 dollars in the next few weeks on food till about the 5th of the next month. my fridge and food pantry is pretty full so i should be ok for the next week or so. I should i think i should be ok if i make simple meals at home like bean and chesse burritos, oatmeal and milk with honey, rasin bran and milk, top ramen with veggie and hotdogs or other cheap but healthy meals i have researched. I feel so pissed off at myself!!! I learned the really hard way this time around. Never again will i let this happen!!!! IT could really cost me one day!!! Im getting a budgeting app for my phone. thinking about getting Mvelopes. I hope this helps me. The lesson i really learned here is that its too hard for me to budget and calculate money when im doing my spending all on one account. Any words of wisdom that will really help me in the future? that would be great.