Another month down, which means it’s time to analyse our spending.
Both Poopsie and I were kind of dreading this task. We thought we’d had a pretty expensive month, what with the move and needing to buy new bedroom furniture for his kids and a new washing machine.
We were very happy to see though, that it wasn’t as bad as we had thought! We still managed to save over 30% of our take home salary. Considering it was an unusual month of spending for us, we are very happy with this!
So here’s the breakdown:
|Rent||$765.61||This was our final couple of weeks of rent.|
|Internet||$49.95||Standard. Unfortunately at the new place, internet will be a little more expensive.|
|Utilities||$283.80||This includes cancellation fees.|
|Groceries||$328.47||Quite low this month. That comes from eating down our pantry before we moved.|
|Removal||$1,650.21||Truck hire, fuel for two trips, food on the road. Read all about it here.|
|Car Costs||$390.82||Fuel and insurance. Still paying for two cars as we haven't sold Poopsie's yet.|
|Kids (child support, school fees, etc.)||$1,646.56||Poopsie took his kids away for a weekend, so this is more than usual. Child support will go down in future months, but regular costs by having the kids with us 50% of the time could go up.|
|Household||$1,347.81||We had to buy a new washing machine for the new house. We also needed to buy beds and chest of drawers for Poopsie's kids. We still need to buy a dryer and a dishwasher, but then, we should be done!|
|Miscellaneous||$195.10||Someone broke into our garage and stole my younger brother's spear gun that Poopsie had borrowed. We reimbursed my brother. Fortunately, they didn't take anything else.|
|Eating Out||$129.95||A few farewells and we treated my dad to dinner for helping us move.|
|Clothing||$49.90||Some female undergarments were purchased by me. This is the total cost after using two gift vouchers.|
|Travel||$345.65||I spent four days in Melbourne with my sister. I am pretty happy with this price, I had expected it to have been more.|
|Gifts/Donations||$41.45||These were gifts.|
How did you do with your spending in April?