January Expenses – $1199.65

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for January.

Household$400.00
Entertainment

$39.93

Transportation

$399.03

Food

$120.57

Phone

$26.81

Health

$56.31

Travel

$157.00

Total

$1199.65

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.

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