This post is a little late, and I have to keep it short unfortunately. But I wanted to post it before I fell too far behind and missed it!
I’ll cut right to the chase:
General Thoughts on INCOME:
1) Income was thankfully very high this month due to somewhat of a ‘bonus’ at work.
General Thoughts on EXPENSES:
1) Expenses were also high thanks to ‘travel’, which was mostly just two flights from NY to Seattle, hotel/car, etc. to go on our family cruise to Alaska that I mentioned in an earlier article. It was a blast, but definitely pricey.
2) And I know shopping appears very high, as well. Some of you may be thinking – “this guy spends money like crazy. What are you thinking!” But literally it was only 3 purchases, and none of them were “fun”: 1) new military uniforms for work ($775, and was a mandatory purchase), 2) a race registration for the Army 10miler ($70 I think), and 3) printer ink. lol. See? Nothing really fun or exciting, but $876 spent nonetheless! Ouch. The uniforms were the significant bulk of the costs, and all were required for my job.
Well, unfortunately I have to go. I’m happy with our overall savings rate this month of about 40%, and I’ve updated my Savings tab, above. We knew the uniforms and cruise were going to be expensive, so we tried to not spend really anywhere else. Of course, all of the surplus went towards debt repayment. Yep, still doing that. Ugh!
Thanks for reading!