July Expenses

Here is the summary of my July expenses.

Rent/Household

$445.24

Utilities

$53.58

Transportation

$844.35

Food

$104.83

Medical/Dental

$416.09

Entertainment

$59.83

Debt

$85

Total

$2008.92

My transportation expense for the month was very high. This was due to having almost $600 in repairs done to my car and using lots of gas for work. This should be lower in August although my car still needs a repair which I’m not sure how much it will cost. I’m almost done with my dental work. I should only get one filling this month making my dental total much lower. After that I’m  thinking about getting some dental implants which would be very expensive. All other categories should remain roughly the same.

June Income

Here is a summary of my income for June.

Jobs

$1850.11

Medical Study

$200

Online Income

$235.84

Ebay/Half.com

$61.66

Survey

$15

Interest

$21.18

Mystery Shopping

$10

Total

$2393.79

I’m pleased with the increase in income. My job income should go up in July because I’ll receive a third paycheck for one job due to how the paydays fall. Online income for June includes a Google payout and a text link sale. Since neither of these is likely to happen again in July the online income total will go down. Ebay/Half income will also probably be down. Medical study income will only be $100 this month. The other sources of income will remain roughly the same and won’t make a significant difference in my income.

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June Expenses

Here is the summary of my June expenses.

Rent/Household

$481.30

Utilities

$116.85

Transportation

$615.73

Food

$126.50

Medical/Dental

$218.22

Entertainment

$64.63

Debt

$108.64

Total

$1781.37

The Utilities total includes the purchase of a new cell phone and my last natural gas bill. With not having those expenses in July this total should come down significantly. The transportation total includes a parking ticket,car repair, insurance, personal property tax, and registration. Since none of these expenses should recur this month this total should also be reduced significantly. I spent too much on food last month, I plan to cut that down to $75 for this month. My entertainment expense should be slightly lower this month.

My medical/dental expense will be larger this month because I’m having lots of dental work done. I hope to use any money saved from cutting other expense categories to pay down my debt so the debt expense total should also increase.

May Income

Here is my income for May.

Online Income

$23.32

Ebay/Half.com

$35.29

Mystery Shopping

$11

Survey

$5

Jobs

$1570.58

Medical Study

$175

Interest

$21.03

CashDuck

$21.50

Total

$1862.72

Although my earnings increased quite a bit they didn’t keep up with my spending. I was rather surprised by how much more I spent than I earned. I didn’t go in debt I just spent down the money I had in my bank accounts. I have no cushion now but my next move is to build an emergency fund.

May Expenses

Here are my expenses for May. As you can see they went up dramatically.

Rent/Household

$500.34

Utilities

$53.59

Transportation

$428.77

Food

$31.60

Education

$556.47

Medical/Dental

$912.09

Entertainment

$35.46

Debt

$100.00

Total

$2618.32

The biggest expense was my oral surgery which I had to pay out of pocket. This month my medical/dental expense should only be about $100. Also I had to pay for a one credit class that I added after I had used all my financial aid. My education expense for this month should be $0. With those two expenses reduced or eliminated I should have about $1400 to use to pay down debt and build up my emergency fund. All other expenses should remain roughly the same.

April Expenses

Here are my April expenses by category:

Rent/Household

$450

Transportation

$247.40

Utilities

$49.58

Food

$110.11

Entertainment

$13.43

Debt

$35

Medical/Dental

$40

Total

$945.52

My transportation expense went up a lot because I’m using my car for my delivery job. Food expense also went up since I bought too many groceries and ate out too often. Food expense will definitely come down this month as a result of my current grocery challenge. Medical/Dental will have a huge increase because I’m paying $830 to get my wisdom teeth taken out. I hope to increase the amount paid towards my debt also. Everything else should remain roughly the same.

I thought I had previously posted my March expenses but I can’t find them on my blog. I’ll be posting them later this week.