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May 2016 Budget Report

June 4th, 2016 at 10:30 am



May was brutal for extra expenses around here. Since I use rewards cards as much as possible, I won't have to fork over the money until June. I skipped budgeted savings and instead sent every penny possible to credit cards, in effect prepaying June's bills. I shouldn't need to touch GS Savings (emergency fund) at all, but WF savings (curveball fund) will be hit hard.

Rent - BF pitched in an extra $200 to help with the new hot water heater.

Groceries - An amazing coincidence. Smile

Utilities - J's cell phone carrier (Republic Wireless) charged me on the 1st and 31st, so an extra $29.95.

Everything Else - Car repairs came in at $1266.82, new hot water heater totaled $847.81, car registration for J was $115.00, new puppy expenses paid by me were $104.82. May was also a big graduation and birthday month in my extended family, so another $133.76 was spent there. Medical co-pays were $64.08.

I'm almost afraid to put it in words, but I am hoping June holds no unexpected expenses.

5 Responses to “May 2016 Budget Report”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Wow, you were hit wit some zingers in May.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Ouch...May was sort of painful. Hope June is better!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I hope June treats you better!

  4. debra Says:

    what do u include in ur utilities??

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    Hi Debra,

    My utilities include electric ($252 on balanced bill pay), natural gas ($68 on balanced bill pay), water, sewer, garbage (one bill for all 3, $108.92), internet ($81.89), Ting cell bill for me and my mother ($48.48), Republic Wireless cell bill for my son ($29.93 and $29.95) and Netflix ($11.99).

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