This is every penny we spent this month. We had some large expenses this month for homeowners insurance and a yard spring clean up.
Alarm Monitoring 30.90
Spring Clean Up 994.68
Attorney Fees 250.00
Homeowners Ins. 556.00
Total Exp. $3265.93
Our gas and electric was high this month due to Hubby always being cold. But I have to keep him warm.
Water and sewer was our quarterly bill. It was a little lower than normal due to less water usage.
Medical was health insurance premium, 4 Dr. and Hospital Co-Pays, and 3 prescriptions.
The spring cleanup is for the landscape company to come the end of this month and clean up our yard, put down more mulch in our gardens, trim bushes and trees, etc. Hubby got the original bill reduced.
The attorney fees are for the sale of our surface rights on one of our properties in another state.
Homeowners insurance is paid yearly.
The contribution was paid to our local volunteer fire department. We pay for their services in our property taxes. However what they collect is not enough to fund them for the year. So on their fund drive we always donate.
Groceries were low because we are mainly eating out of our stockpile. They also included some non-food items because I was too busy to separate them out this month. Being busy is also why I barely looked at the sale flyers.
Restaurant and takeout was for donuts for everyone at jury duty one morning, fish fry dinners on Fridays, lunch out with the jury for myself and one juror who could not afford to go with us. I told her someday to just pay it forward. Dinners out for Hubby and I when I just couldn't cook because I was exhausted.
Lastly the clothing was for a really nice long sleeve blouse for me.
This was an expensive month in some categories but cheap in others.
We were able to save $5,000. this month. We actually put a lot of cash into investments but that is because of the sale of our property surface rights. The sale is not included in our monthly report.
I am getting back to a routine around here and slowly but surely getting caught up. It is nice to have my freedom back.
I hope you all had a good money saving March and did a great job on saving and investing or paying down your debt.