Another month down. June was a fairly high spend month for us, but it was also a three pay cheque month which is nice.
I got a speeding ticket. Yep. I feel quite awful about it, particularly as it came in at almost $160! That money would be much better off in our pocket rather than the governments! We hopefully did the last of the adjustments we needed to make from moving states (car registration and insurance), so our car costs should start to come down.
Amazingly we had a very low eating out month but groceries were still a little bit high. We made some more bookings and payments for our upcoming USA trip. Unfortunately, there will be a few more payments coming out next month as well.
Here’s how we did:
|Internet||$119.60||For some reason we were billed twice for our internet this month. Once on the 1st of June and once on the 30th of June. We are looking into this and will ensure we haven't overpaid.|
|Utilities||$96.00||Trying to keep the usage down. We have only used the heater once since we moved, and that was only to make some guests more comfortable.|
|Groceries||$485.33||This is fairly low for us, but still not as low as we want to go. We'd like to be closer to $400 a month.|
|Car Costs||$1,391.23||Wow! Huge. This does include a speeding ticket that I received. Also, about $500 in changing over our vehicle registration and paying a year of insurance up front. This cost should start to come down.|
|Kids (child support, school fees, etc.)||$2,119.62||There were three pay cheques in June, which means we paid child support three times instead of the usual two, which account for some of this inflated number. We also spent around $500 on some services which were non-negotiable as far as we see.|
|Household||$86.47||We purchased a few things for the home, one of which cost an awful lot ($60!) but should last us for about three years.|
|Miscellaneous||$44.85||We needed a certified document from the government and this is how much they charged us!|
|Eating Out||$33.00||Very low. Not sure what happened here but I am stoked about it!|
|Entertainment||$11.99||A Kindle purchase. We tried every other way to obtain the book but in the end, decided to make the purchase.|
|Travel||$672.87||We booked some internal flights for our upcoming US Trip, got our Visa and purchased tickets to the US Open which we are very excited about!|
|Gifts/Donations||$82.81||Seemed to be a month of engagements, promotions and baby announcements amongst our close friends.|
How did you do with your spending in June?