Here is a breakdown of my expenses for May.
My May expenses were lower than my April Expenses. I didn’t quite hit my stretch goal of keeping my expenses under $1000 for the month.
Entertainment expense was for a one month digital subscription to the New York Times, a couple meals out with friends, seeing a movie with popcorn and soda, and a new tent for backpacking. I returned the tent I bought last month since I was skeptical of its quality. I took the refund as an Amazon credit and bought the new tent elsewhere so the refund didn’t reduce the cost of the new tent.
The mortgage payment was my regular mortgage payment.
Transportation was $106.45 for gasoline and $45 to get my car unlocked when I locked my keys in the car while out of town. .
My food expense remained high. It was at least a little lower than the previous month. Even at what I consider a high level it is still fairly reasonable. I plan to spend less on food this month.
My phone bill should be about this much every month.
Household expense was for flip flops, ant poison, and a haircut.
Health expense was for my monthly gym dues.
Travel expense was for a one way flight from SGF to ALB that will get me back to the Appalachian Trail to hike later this month. .
I think I can get my expenses back down to close to the $1000 level this month. It will depend on how much I spend while hiking and whether any unexpected expenses pop up.
How was your month?