October Expenses – $834.53

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for October.

Household $400
Entertainment $44.49
Transportation $32.52
Food $141.11
Student Loan $90
Travel $0
Phone $36.79
Health $89.62
Total $834.53

October was a super low expense month. Since my income was also low it is good that I was able to keep my expenses low. I’ve been lucky the last few months to not have any big expenses come up. That lucky streak will end this month. I signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card and will be paying a $450 annual fee. That is a pretty big fee. It is especially big compared to the size of my expenses. I think the fee will be worth it since I’ll receive a sign-up bonus worth over $1000 and will also receive a $300 travel credit this year and next. I think I’ll be able to travel quite a bit next year using the points from this card.

Other than the increase in travel expenses I don’t think any of my other expenses will change much this month. I would like to decrease my food spending just a little. Since we have a week-long trip to Las Vegas and South Carolina coming up next week it might be difficult to keep the food spending down.  I’m okay with that as long as I feel like I get good value for the money spent.

How was your October?

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