Here is a breakdown of my expenses for March.
My March expenses were a little over my $1000 goal, but still quite reasonable.
Entertainment expense was for a one month digital subscription to the New York Times, an entry to the virtual Boston Marathon, and a water filter for hiking. The marathon entry was a bit of a splurge. I’ll never be fast enough to enter the actual Boston Marathon and they may not have the virtual event after things return to normal so I decided to do it now.
The mortgage payment was my regular mortgage payment.
Transportation was $15 for gasoline and $201 for six months of car insurance.
My food expense returned to a normal level.
My phone bill was a little higher than normal. Our internet was out for a day so I used my phone as a hotspot so I could work and get paid.
Household expense was for a mattress, pants, socks, shoes, and a small charitable donation. My old mattress was rather uncomfortable but somehow it didn’t occur to me until last month to just go ahead and buy a new one. The new mattress is very comfortable. Unfortunately, I still don’t sleep very well most nights.
Health expense was for health insurance and gym dues.
Travel expense was for the taxes on an award flight. I will be doing some domestic travel this month. I have received my first vaccine dose and feel it is reasonably safe to travel.
This month should be around the $1000 level as well. Whether I make it under $1000 will depend on how much I spend while traveling.
How was your month?