Since December I have published my American Express Bill in a hope that it will force me to become more responsible with spending. When I was destroying debt I watched everything very carefully, but since we have no consumer debt (besides this revolving charge card which must be paid off in full every month) I am a little looser with spending.
It seems that while my December to January has come down it seems that my spending is currently in line with last month.
My February Spending
|02/18/2012||MSG-CONCESSIONS NEW YORK NY||18.25|
|02/18/2012||MTA TBTA E-ZPASS STATEN ISLAND NY||25.00|
|02/16/2012||SPRINT WIRELESS 800-639-6111 KS||124.27|
|02/16/2012||STOP & SHOP NY||48.47|
|02/14/2012||THE COACH STORE-WLT||323.70|
|02/12/2012||FRIENDLY ICE CREAM NY||30.84|
|02/12/2012||SEARS AUTO CENTER||152.05|
|02/12/2012||UNITED BROTHERS PETR||11.14|
|02/11/2012||GROUPON INC 877-788-7858 IL||55.00|
|02/11/2012||PAVILION WINE & SPIR||23.88|
|02/11/2012||PHIL AND SONS PIZZA||14.15|
|02/10/2012||ON THE BORDER NY||43.12|
|02/09/2012||STOP & SHOP||12.96|
|02/08/2012||NEWSDAY INC HOME DEL1-800-NEWSDAY||12.00|
|02/03/2012||THE UPS STORE||25.91|
|02/02/2012||FINE WINES UNLIMITE||10.85|
|02/02/2012||ROYAL BUKHARA GRILL||31.50|
|01/28/2012||GENUARDIS STORE PA||3.21|
|01/28/2012||WINE & SPIRITS||12.71|
|01/27/2012||THE HOME DEPOT||78.25|
|01/26/2012||POLAND SPRING WATER BOTTLEDWATER||69.16|
|01/25/2012||NYS BAR ASSOCIATION ALBANY NY||25.00|
|01/23/2012||PHIL AND SONS PIZZA NY||14.15|
|01/22/2012||THE HOME DEPOT #||24.33|
|10/08/2011||STRATTON-SALES-CENTESTRATTON MTN VT||58.01|
|02/13/2012||MJ BEANZ NY||10.85|
|02/09/2012||TOYS ‘R’ US||12.63|
|01/30/2012||SHOPRITE S NY||23.83|
|01/23/2012||STOP & SHOP NY||118.87|
The two items marked in Red:
- The Coach Store – This was The Wife’s Valentine’s Day Gift. However, not surprisingly, I have NO idea how to pick out bags so this is getting returned in the next few days. Worry not women readers she picked out a different one at a different store that will appear on next month’s bill (and this will be a credit).
- I couldn’t believe that a charge allegedly from October made its way onto my February Statement! Something is wrong here.
Upon discovering the error (which I wouldn’t have noticed if I didn’t do this exercise every month) I called up American Express. Once again, I was amazed by their customer service. I had a rep on the phone within 7 mins of picking up the phone and they took the charge off my account until they figure out what’s going on. Love their customer service.
How was your spending this month?