It is a few days into April and you could be forgiven for thinking that I had forgotten this series. But no, I am just running a little late.
January – $2,628.73
February – $1,783.49
March – $4,320.56
Well March really blew the averages! What did we spend our money on?
The blowout in our March spending has highlighted the precise reason why I wanted to track our spending for a whole year. I knew that our variable spending was very patchy.
One example is the category “Pets/Vet/Registration”. Our combined total for January and February for this category was $43 yet in March it was $673. The dog had his annual check-up and annual heartworm medication, we bought 2 large bags of dog food, chicken feed and a fancy chicken feeder which will hopefully save us money in the long run by not allowing other wildlife to access the feed.
We both bought clothes this month – 2 dresses, a bag and shoes for me and Gman bought 2 new business shirts.
The spending was carefully considered but I certainly would not want to be spending like that every month.
The regular Friday Flashback post will be up this evening.