Here is a breakdown of my expenses for May.
May’s expenses were way higher than normal but my expenses should be back under control this month. The household expense was high because I had to pay rent on two places for a while plus I had a couple of application fees. The transportation expense was high because I made many three hours each-way trips from K.C. to Springfield and back. The transportation expense isn’t quite as bad as it seems though because some of mileage I was reimbursed for by the Census Bureau and mileage for my mystery shopping will be deductible. My transportation expense will go down this month since I shouldn’t have any long trips although I probably will be doing a fair amount of driving for my mystery shops. The travel expense is for my honeymoon/wedding trip. This isn’t too bad for two round-trip tickets, three nights hotel, and ground transportation to and from the airport. There is a small possibility that I will get some of this comped back to me. There shouldn’t be any travel expense this month although there might be a small bit of wedding expense. My other expenses should remain roughly the same this month. I’m hoping I will be able to get my expenses under $1000 this month.