Friday, April 29, 2016

April 2016 Expense Report

This is a review of  every penny we have spent during April. If there is a category that you don't see, it is explained here  .

Gas & Electric         $ 151.33             Still heating season

CableTV,Int&Tel          141.32             

Netflix                          7.99

Guardian                     29.85            Alarm monitoring

Household Maint.       155.44           

Postal Fees                  13.36           Certified Mail

Groceries                   236.24

Rest.&TakeOut             50.34

Medical                      948.41           Drs.,Ins.,Tests,meds.

Gasoline                      20.00        

Car Inspection             21.00

Beer                           17.95

Haircut&Pers.Care        40.05

Gifts                          335.00

Household Goods        346.45

Total Expenses         $2513.13

Expenses were a little under last month's. I was hoping for them to be a lot less but medical was high this month. Hubby needed an expensive test and we both had dental checkups and cleanings. 

Household maintenance was some paint, caulk, and miscellaneous done after a long winter.

Groceries are coming down now that we are mainly eating out of our pantry.

Restaurant and Take Out was 4 fast food takeout and a Chinese lunch.

Medical included $ 548. for two cleanings and exams.

The gasoline makes me smile because it was so low.

The car inspection is the annual inspection required by our state.

I replenished the beer in the fridge with a 12 pack. Price includes bottle deposits and tax.

Hubby had a haircut and I purchased some make-up and other personal care items.

Gifts were high because we purchased a 40 inch Smart TV and mount for our granddaughter's upcoming birthday gift.  She is going to be so excited. 

Household goods were also high but that is because of all of the  necessary bug spray, mulch, and other items needed to spruce up up our yard this time of year. We also made a trip to the warehouse club for non- food items like vitamins, shampoo, soap, etc.

I love Spring so I don't mind the extra costs. I just wish it would quit teasing us and arrive soon. We had a teaser 10 days and then it got cold again and the weatherman says we have another week of cold ahead of us. 

But after expenses we were able to invest $ 4000. yesterday into two of our index funds. So this brings our total savings for the year to $19,000. We will be trying to save as much as possible in May to add even more to this total.

How are you all doing with your debt repayment or savings? I hope you are all reaching your goals.


  1. Wow, that is awesome that you were able to invest $4000 in index funds! Congratulations! And $19,000 for the year, WOW!
    I'm sure that your grand daughter will be so excited about her new television. Hope she has a great birthday.
    Hoping that we can increase our savings next month. You are inspiring, so I am hoping we can save $2000/month.

  2. Hi Kathy,

    Thanks! I will be rooting for you to make your goal in May.