Here is a breakdown of my expenses for January.
My January expenses were slightly higher than I prefer. I would have made my goal of spending less than $1000 a month if I wouldn’t have needed to get my brakes fixed. I was hoping to just get new pads, but I was told I needed new rotors which seemed plausible since my car has almost 200,000 miles. The brake job with the new rotors and an oil change set me back $268. I would like to reduce my transportation expense category this year and I’m not off to a good start.
I also spent $157 on airfare for a hike I’m going to be taking as soon as the tax season is over. I shouldn’t be spending anything on travel this month or next month. My entertainment category was abnormally low since we didn’t feel like going to the movies in January. I expect that will change this month. All of the other categories will likely remain about the same.