Money Diary Series
How a 58 Year-Old Divorced
Mother of Five Spent Her Week
Selling things that I
don’t need on
Facebook is so easy!
I’m a 58 year-old mother of five, and grandmother of five! Two of my children are away at college and three are older. I’m divorced and work full-time.
I like to prepare healthy meals on Sundays that I can take to work the first few days of the week. I always bring a lunch to work.
Coffee: Had a networking meeting $2.50
Dinner: Had a networking meeting $17
Paid bills. Sold a rug on Facebook!
Tea at Starbucks—networking meeting in the evening
Cycle Class: $15
Bought present for grandson: $25
Made cookies for a college student (ingredients.): $7
Gas for the drive to an upcoming weekend in Wisconsin: $45
Took grandchildren to the movies: $75
Gas for drive home from Wisconsin: $45
Weekly groceries. $125
Reflections on keeping a money diary
This was a good week! Networking costs are well worth it, especially when they are small. Selling things that I don’t need on Facebook is so easy!
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