Here is a breakdown of my expenses for March.
My March expenses were a bit higher than usual. This was mainly due to paying six months of car insurance.
Entertainment expense was for a New York Times digital subscription, one month of Hulu at 99 cents, and a visit to the movies. That was a lot of entertainment for the price.
The mortgage payment was my regular mortgage payment.
Transportation was for gas and six months of insurance. I should be getting a refund of about $40 on the insurance, but I haven’t received it yet so I’m not adjusting the total. There is a good chance I won’t spend any money on gas this month so this expense should be much lower.
My food expense was a little higher than I prefer. Food prices have gone up quite a bit so my $125 target might be too difficult to meet now. This month I’ll be in Thailand the last week of the month and buying food for my girlfriend so this expense will probably be a little higher.
My phone bill was $61.46. It was higher this month due to paying off my phone. It should be back to normal this month.
The household expense was for a bed frame, 2 refrigerator water filters, a laundry basket, batteries, and ice.
I spent $203.58 on gifts and charity. This was for sending money to my girlfriend. She had to quarantine for 10 days due to testing positive for Covid and couldn’t work during that time.
Health expense was for one month’s health insurance premium.
Travel expense was for a Test and Go package that includes 1 night hotel in Bangkok, private transportation to the hotel from the airport, a RT-PCR test upon arrival and a rapid antigen test for day 5.
This month’s expense will probably be a little lower. I will be traveling to Thailand at the end of the month, but most of that expense has already been paid.
How was your month?