Here is a breakdown of my expenses for March.
My March expenses were nice and low. This is the second month in a row that not only did I make my normal goal of keeping my expenses under $1000 a month, I managed to keep my expenses under $900 for the month. I’m not sure how long I can keep that up. Since I now have to pay $105 a month on my student loan I doubt I will have any more months under $900, but I think I can still manage some sub $1000 months.
This was another month where I didn’t have any unexpected expenses or any semi-annual expenses during the month. I don’t have any semi-annual bills due this month and I’m hoping I won’t have any unexpected expenses. If I manage to avoid those expenses it will be another low cost month.
We did take a three day vacation to Big Cedar Lodge near Branson at the end of the month. This slightly inflated my transportation and entertainment expense, but it was actually a very cheap vacation. Some of the expense probably could have been counted as a travel expense, but it was easier to just add the expense to the transportation and entertainment categories.
I am starting my Appalachian Trail hike later this month so I will likely have some travel expenses this month. I have quite a bit of free travel credit on my credit cards though so I should be able to erase those expenses. I’m expecting my April expenses will be very similar to my March expenses except for the addition of the student loan bill.