Isn’t it interesting how when you are saving so hard for something you really want something pops up and derails you and leads to budget blowouts.
For us it was a simple trip to the movies :-), for those of you who know us we love going to the movies and although we have cut back this was a special one Ron had been looking forward too.
We pre-booked to make sure we did not miss out as there was only one screening $37 gone, arrive early to miss the crowds to get the tickets…meaning we had time to kill ‘let’s have a coffee’ and cake of course $24.
So that is $61 gone we go in and see an amazing movie The Sunny Boy.The story of an 80s Australian band and the life journey their lead singer has been on since dropping out of the spotlight. Powerful….sad…. inspiring
The movie finished, it is 7pm and we are hungry ‘Lets grab some dinner” a nice little gourmet burger place nearby another $50 gone with drinks.
So a simple trip to the movies cost us $111 to go to a movie and that is not counting the petrol to get there. That $111 is one full days travel, it make me think about all the other money we waste.
Time to start tightening the budget a bit more to make sure we have plenty to keep us going on our adventure.
Has this ever happeend to you when saving for something you really want?