• Join over 1.2 million students every month
• Accelerate your learning by 29%
• Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
1. 1
1
2. 2
2
3. 3
3
• Level: GCSE
• Subject: Maths
• Word count: 1290

Tracking my expenses over the course of a week.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

When I started tracking my expenses over the course of a week, I had no idea I would come to the conclusion I did.  While writing this paper, I discovered a lot to do with myself as a personality and a consumer, in today’s economic world.   When one buys something small everyday, it adds up, and the figure only becomes a significant amount once it is totaled.  This will become evident, as this experiential assignment is discussed in detail.

There are two recurring expenditures that I need to account for.  Over the course of the week, I bought 13 cups of coffee, and 5 packs of cigarettes.  If each cup of coffee costs \$1.32 and each pack of cigarettes costs \$8.89, then in a week, combining the two, I spend of total of \$61.61.  That means per month, on coffee and cigarettes, I spend \$246.44, on average.  The sad thing I realized, after doing this assignment was that even knowing this, I will still drink two cups of coffee a day, and I will still smoke nearly a pack of cigarettes a day.  To make it worse, the week that I recorded my expenses, wasn’t even too bad a week, work wise.

...read more.

Middle

The rest of the expenses that I made over the week are quite insignificant (not in monetary value, but rather in motivation).  The shoes I bought were winter shoes, and so were a deliberate and non-impulsive expenditure of \$166.  They are Diesel winter shoes, and I left my apartment with the intention of buying this particular pair.   I had seen them in the catalogue online, so I knew how much they cost.  So I budgeted my groceries according to the shoes.

The total at Provigo came to \$267.  I didn’t buy anything out of the ordinary that I don’t usually buy: the same cold cuts, the same steaks, the same fruit and the same junk food.  There is no real motivation behind which I chose to buy the things I did: I just like the taste of them.  I’m not one for experimenting with food; once I’ve established what I like, that’s all I eat.  I don’t look for anything potentially better.

I spent \$12 on developing a role of film that I had used over Halloween, when a friend of mine was visiting.  This expenditure will only be one that occurs every month, at the most.

...read more.

Conclusion

\$1.32

Jeans from GAP                        \$90

Winter Shoes                                \$166

Thursday (6th)

Coffee (x2)                                \$3.76

Groceries                                \$276

Friday (7th)

Coffee (x2)                                \$3.76

Cigarettes (1 pack of B&H)                \$8.89

Photos                                        \$12

Saturday (8th)

Coffee (x2)                                \$3.76

Cigarettes (1 pack of B&H)                 \$8.89

DVDs                                        \$230

Alcohol                                \$30

Sunday (9th)

Coffee (x2)                                \$3.76

Cigarettes (1 pack of B&H)                \$8.89

__________________

Total                                        \$864.48

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Pay Phone Problem section.

Found what you're looking for?

• Start learning 29% faster today
• 150,000+ documents available
• Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
• Join over 1.2 million students every month
• Accelerate your learning by 29%
• Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Related GCSE Pay Phone Problem essays

1. Were coins used in the Roman Empire more for propaganda purposes or as a ...

Coins developed throughout history and their metals developed too. Most coins to the present date have many metals combined to make an alloy, thus making it hard for a coin to be valued by its base metal. So we stamp a value on the coin.

2. Administrative Operations Assignment

Another constraints of the objectives are that there must be two or three teachers coming along on the event. If none of the students can be persuaded to take part on the event, it will be cancelled. This will be dealt by giving an early notice to the teachers who will then let the students know by calling them up.

1. Creative Writing

The sales man greeted me with a strong hand shake. He asked me if I liked any of the cars displayed.

2. It is so hot, that is the thought that has been running through my ...

" Of course Amigo, see you soon." Knowing Ricardo, it will be a while before he arrives, I need to call Ahkbar and see how he is getting along with my order. Make sure everything is running smoothly. "Ahkbar my friend, how is my order going?" "Good, my boys have already found three of what you asked

1. Commentary on One or More Events at the Olympic Games Based on Primary Evidence

As a result of this he became an evil spirit and jealous of all the riders on the track. Although there are other horse-terroriser I think that this one here the still the most to fear. This is why charioteers pray to Poseidon the patron god of horses to keep them safe.

2. The Framework Knitting Museum: An Accurate Reflection of History or Not?

toys and only a single candle, the most decorative thing in the Framework Knitter's cottage were tiny plants upon the shelf above the fireplace. This dramatic difference between the two cottages was obviously down to wages; the Bag Hosier was only a working class man, but received a good wage,

1. The Worst Weekend.

So I rang him and asked him what had happened and why the PIGS had been around asking questions about it. (In the kitchen) He never answered my questions and hung up on me. I rung the personal phone number of the PIG who came around my house, and I

2. In 'A Question of Blood' by Ian Rankin Detective Inspector John Rebus has been ...

the son of an MSP who wanted guns to be banned from the country completely. Back at the other investigation there would be more trouble for Rebus as his friend; City Pathologist Dr Curt had asked to see him about the findings in the Fairstone autopsy which was that it

• Over 160,000 pieces
of student written work
• Annotated by
experienced teachers
• Ideas and feedback to
improve your own work