Here is a breakdown of my expenses for August.
My August expenses were once again very low. I had low expenses in almost all of my expense categories.
I had an entertainment expense for the first time in a few months. I had a date with a woman here in the USA. I also bought an annual pass to Shenandoah National Park and bought a couple of other small hiking items.
My first mortgage payment wasn’t due until September, but I made an extra payment since I knew my August expenses were going to be so low.
Transportation was all for gas. This included a trip from Missouri to Virginia and back or the expense would have been much lower.
My food expense went up a bit. This was mainly due to going on a week long trip and eating a lot of meals out.
My phone bill was normal. It will usually be within a couple dollars of this total.
Household expense was for a new pair of shoes, gas for the lawnmower, and some deodorant.
Travel expense was $193.12. I took a week long trip to Shenandoah National park and did some hiking. The total includes 1 night hotel, 2 nights at a campground, tolls, and a coin-operated shower. I also spent $81.71 for taxes on a business class ticket from Chicago to Spain next February. It is a longshot that I’ll actually be able to visit Spain at that time. The ticket was so cheap I felt it was worth taking a chance.
This month will probably be a low expense month again. If I decide to travel or I decide to pay extra on the mortgage then I’ll spend a little bit more.
How was your month?