Here is a breakdown of our expenses for December.
Expenses in December were higher than in November but that isn’t too surprising since we did have the expense of buying Christmas gifts. Our medical expenses were also higher than normal but hopefully no doctor visits will be necessary this month and the health expense will return to normal. My new goal for the food expense was $350 and we came pretty close to that. It seems to me that our food expense should be lower but it is about this much or more every month and when I review our food expenses nothing seems extravagant so I’m just going to accept that this is a reasonable amount for our food budget. I was a little surprised that our electric bill was $81.32 because it has been a mild winter but this apartment just doesn’t stay as warm as our old apartment. We will have higher electric bills this winter than last. Overall, our expenses weren’t too bad. Without the Christmas expenses we should be able to get back under our $2000 goal.