Originally Posted by jackbrown
I started a new account since this will be rather revealing information. At the beginning of 2011, I decided to keep track of my spending habits, and here's what I came out with:Top Expenses
Dinner - 4,021
Lunch - 3,913
>$20/day on food seems like a lot, especially in Texas. If this also includes social dinners and dates, the budget is reasonable. >$10/day for lunch is a bit absurd.
I would recommend trying to prepare a few meals at home and using the difference in savings for travel or recreation. I allot a similar food budget ($20/day) though I buy most of our groceries and prepare a meal that I split with the girlfriend at least three nights week. In addition to food, the above budget also covers most incidental household sundries (e.g. TP, paper towels, sandwich bags, detergent, cleaning supplies, etc.)
Weed - 1,331 (~ 4 ounces)
Strippers - 1,285 (~ 60 lap dances)
Ironically, our secretary probably spends more on smoke per year than your entire weed & stripper budget.