The One Who Did It

This activity really opened my eyes to the real world. Practically all of my money comes directly from my parent, which I already knew. What I didn’t know was how much I’ve been spending. It is a real shock to me that neither I nor my parents have noticed all this money they are just giving me access to pretty much whenever I want it. My family is certainly not rich, but we are well off. I consumed over six hundred dollars in 2 week, without calculating in all the bills that my parents pay for me. Between my phone bill, the grocery bills, the utility and mortgage payments, the cable and internet bills; my parents must pay a load of money for me every month.
I definitely spend the most money on food on a regular basis. The clothes category was high for the past two weeks only because I just happened to need a new pair of jeans, and a new set of cleats. I normally get new jeans every 6 months or so, and same with cleats, but my jeans and my cleats ripped so I needed new ones. If it wasn’t for that I would be certainly be spending more money on food. I could cut back on eating out and eat t home more often to save money. Before this activity I didn’t even see it as a problem. As for my other categories I think I did an alright job at not spending too much money.
In real life, when I’m out on my own, I will need to be a lot more careful with the way I spend money. There is no way I could afford how much money I am spending right now when I’m on my own in college. I know that my parents will still be there to support me, but they won’t be letting me take their debit card out to go shopping, or even transfer money to my account every week. Eating school lunch actually saves me and my parents a lot of money. If I didn’t have a lunch card I would be going out to get fast food every day after school and spending even more money in the food category. I really need to cut back my spending on certain things, especially food, if I want to go to college and live on my...