So far I am noticing a trend. We go over our budget, but hit it the next month...and repeat. I hope we can break this trend and hit our budget for a few months in a row.
So what did I spend this time?
- Netflix: We have our $9.99 netflix account (went up $2 this month. still worth it)
- Internet: We pay 60.00 for internet a month. It's expensive, but they only offer one service in our area.
- YMCA: 75.00 for our gym membership--we have a family memebership now that includs Brian, me and Reuben
- Phones: 25.00 a month for two phones with unlimited text and talk, no data.
- Electric bill: $150 this month.
- Water: $0 (we pay every 2 months)
- Audible: $22.95
Baby Expenses ($109.32)
We bought Reuben some used clothes and a xylophone. Yay! We also bought him some custom made bibs on etsy that are sewn for super drooling babies. Reuben is a facet. It was needed.
- Eating Out: $102
- Brian's Lunch at Work: $32
- Grocery Shopping: $950
Brian spent $35 in gas and I spent $18. Yay, driving!
Personal Money (Brian $308, Carolynn $227)
I got a stitchfix this month and I kept one item. I also bought more crunchy cleaning products on mightynest to further go the natural route at home. I am loving switching over. I also splurged on some clothes at Target for fall and winter. Brian spent most his money on Amazon, and I am not sure what he bought! (Is this the month where he surprised me with a flute? Yup, it is! Best husband EVER).
We have hired a babysitter every week for four hours. She is amazing and worth her weight in GOLD. Really. She's $40 a week for four hours. These are the hours I look forward to every week! I love my squish, but mama loves her alone time too. She was here three times this month, so $120.
We also spent 54.50 at the department of motor vehicle. I don't remember what on... We also spent $74 at home depo on a house-fixing project.
All in all we spent roughly $2,200. So close to our budget of 2,000 a month! After last months big spend, I am very happy with this number. Yay!
The 2016 budget series:
January 17th - February 16th
Feb 17th - March 16
March 17-April 16th
April 17th-May 16th