Here is a breakdown of our expenses for October.
Expenses in October were lower than September but still higher than I prefer. The household budget was high because we bought renter’s insurance and had a few other unusual expenses. The transportation expense was the next biggest expense. I paid for six month’s of car insurance and the car needed a minor repair. There won’t be a car insurance bill this month and I’m hoping there won’t be a car repair bill this month. I do have to renew the car license but it shouldn’t be too expensive. We will be taking several out of state car trips but they are for business and that extra expense will be deducted from our business income.
I’m not sure how we spent so much on food last month. We ate out almost every day so it was no surprise that our dining out expense increased but somehow our grocery expense increased too. We will be hosting a couple of Thanksgiving dinners which will make it tough to decrease our food expense this month but I think we can do it. We are fairly well stocked at home now.
I’m going to once again set a goal of getting our monthly expenses down to $2000. I think it is a reasonable goal and we should be able to meet it almost every month.