June flew by.
I was on my own this month for three weeks, as Poopsie was on a work trip in a remote Northern Territory town. Fortunately, he was fed all of his meals and this resulted in a reduced grocery expenditure- obviously he is the one who tips our grocery bills over the edge!
This month was actually a three pay cheque month! We always like when that happens. As a result, we got a higher than usual savings rate which we’re very pleased about.
Our electricity, gas and water bill were all due this month, totalling a little over $700. We still pay more for our gas supply charge than we do our usage and this continues to bug me.
Obviously with an extra pay cheque comes an extra child support payment. Poopsie also bought tickets to the third State of Origin game for himself and his son. Given it’s a deciding match, the tickets were very expensive. However, we believe in spending money on things we care about and attending an exciting match with his son is one of those for Poopsie.
As Poopsie was in a remote part of the Northern Territory, Optus coverage was patchy. We love Jeenee Mobile, but they do use Optus towers. Poopsie spent about $15 at Woolworths to get one of their sims which uses Telstra towers. It was well worth the money as we were still able to talk and text during his time away.
Finally, we spent a little bit on eating out, clothing (underwear and some gym leggings for me) and gifts. My dad turns 60 in July and my three siblings and I split a gift for him. It cost each of us $50. Last night my parents came over for a birthday celebration and he thoroughly enjoyed his cake and presents!
Without further ado, our savings rate for June 2017:
This wouldn’t have been doable this month without that extra pay cheque. We did get the same savings rate back in February on just two pay cheques, so we can do it- we just need to watch our spending!
What was your savings rate in June? Do you usually do better or worse?