August Expenses – $923.99

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for August.

Household $400
Entertainment

$137.32

Transportation

$147.52

Food

$91.37

Phone

$26.81

Health

$120.97

Total

$923.99

In August I was finally able to get my expenses back down under $1000.  I didn’t have any car repairs or semi-annual bills in August so I was able to keep my expenses down about as low as I can get them.

My only transportation expense was gas.  That would have been under $100,  but I had to make a trip to SW Missouri.  Also, my gas mileage has gone way down since I got my A/C fixed.  That may be something I need to look into.  If my gas mileage is still down once I’m not using the A/C anymore then I’ll now something else is the problem.

The food expense was low because I have moved in with my girlfriend and I ate a lot of her groceries.  Most of the food expense was from having fast food almost every day I worked.  I should be buying more of the food I eat this month.

The entertainment expense included buying a Kindle Fire.  I got a really good deal on a refurbished first generation model and I had some Amazon credit so this only added about $60 to my entertainment total.  This expense should go down some this month.

My other expenses should stay about the same.  I will have an added travel expense this month.  I plan to do some hiking, but it will be in state.  That should keep the travel costs reasonable.  I’m hoping I can keep my expenses under $1000 again this month.

6 thoughts on “August Expenses – $923.99”

  1. Using your girlfriend’s groceries in August means you will increase in September! Right? I guess your other expenses will decrease. Taking lunch will save you money and your health!

  2. Thanks. The Kindle Fire is working out well. I’ve just been using it for reading books and web browsing so far. It is just like a bigger version of my phone. I haven’t fully explored what I can do with the Fire yet.

  3. I will contribute more in some area to keep the food expenses fair. The lunches I take from home aren’t all that healthy although they are probably still healthier than the fast food meals they replace.

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