Our expense report for July shows every penny we spent. If there is a category you don't see, it is explained here .
Netflix $ 7.99
Guardian 30.90 Alarm Sys. Mont.
Garage Parking 5.00
Weed Wack. 15.00
Personal Care 147.00
Medical 271.12 HealthIns.Drugs, etc.
Total Expenses $3350.60
It was a very spendy month for us. However, if you deduct the $ 1300.00 for Hubby's scooter, we spent $ 2050.60 on everything else. The scooter is an extraordinary expense. One that won't be repeated for a very long time hopefully.
As you can see our cable, internet and telephone went up from $ 141.50 last month. As I explained in a prior post, I finally called them and had it reduced to $ 138.37 retroactive. So next month's bill will be that with a credit applied for the difference for this month.
Groceries were very high because of Hubby's new diet and some meat stockpiling.
Household Goods included the $ 1300. for the scooter, some office supplies, and Home Depot electrical supplies, potting soil and two flower hangers.
Most of the restaurant cost was take out the first few days of the month when Hubby was still in the hospital. It also included Panera for both of us.
Gasoline charges were much higher than normal because of a few hospital visits and all of Hubby's medical appointments.
The garage parking was for one trip to the hospital. The day I picked him up it was free because it was July 4th.
Our neighbor was only able to weed wack once this month. Normally it would be twice.
Personal care was hair appointments for both of us and some personal care items for Hubby.
Our liquor and beer was high because we needed to replenish our gin, rum, Amaretto DiSaronno and Kahlua. We also purchased a case of Sam Adams Summer Ale. This was all to be prepared for company.
Medical costs were a lot lower this month because of Hubby's hospitalization. He was permanently taken off many of the drugs he had been on. We have not see the hospital bills or doctor bills yet so I suspect these will make up the low cost next month.
Clothing was a pair of shorts for Hubby and bras for me.
Gifts were items for the baby basket.
Even though we purchased the scooter this month, we were still able to invest $3900. That brings our total invested since January 1, 2016 to $ 32,400. I believe we are still on track to save at least $50,000. this year.
So how are all of you doing paying off debt or building your nest egg? Are you still doing the best you can on your yearly goals?
I really hope that you are all managing your money the best you can especially those who are nearing retirement in a few years. It will be worth it when you finally do retire.