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?
2 thoughts on “August Expenses – $858.14”
Amazing how frugal you can be. I’ve never heard of a coin-operated shower. Where did you find one and how does it work? Do you have to keep feeding it quarters while you are bathing?
The coin operated shower was at the campground. You put in the coins ahead of time. It was $1.75 for a barely lukewarm 5 minute shower.