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.
Here are the monthly totals so far:
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.
Food was also higher due due some bulk buying of nuts and dried fruit.
We both bought clothes this month – 2 dresses, a bag and shoes for me and Gman bought 2 new business shirts.
One of the cars was serviced and we continue to spend on things to do with house maintenance and developing the garden.
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.