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Spending Roundup for May

Here’s the breakdown of where my money went in May:

Fixed Expenses
These are the easy ones. My car payment, car insurance, AT&T bill, cable/internet, and CC payments fall into this category. I budgeted $750 and spent $750.

Budget was $250. I spent $202.60 – woohoo!

Gas is currently $3.67/gal. in my area. I budgeted $250 and spent $249. Talk about cutting it close!

I contributed $200 to my Roth this month and $100 toward savings. I also contributed $40 to my vacation fund and a ton toward my Friend Fund – I decided to increase the Friend Fund to reflect my total number of fans/followers/subscribers, because it was too confusing to remember how many were new.

I’m supposed to be putting an extra $75 a month toward my Roth. Haven’t done that…hmmm….. Looks like I need to start paying attention!

Budget was $150. I spent $138.

Budget was $150. I spent $218. Oops! I guess that’s how I managed to spend less on groceries. It’s so hard to eat at home when (1) I’m never home and (2) I seldom cook. This is another area I need to work on.

Budget was $100. I spent $107. I don’t even want to think about this right now. Blah.

What an interesting category this has been! I spent a whopping $499.44 on miscellaneous items this month, though I did at least have extra income to back it up. Here’s where it went:

  • $300 iPad (used)
  • $11.23 Makeup
  • $89.76 iPad accessories – screen protectors, stylus, case, and a purse with a padded iPad pocket
  • $17.50 Apps for the iPad
  • $34.45 Clothing
  • $40 Jayden’s lunch (when my ex didn’t have the %$@# money to pay for it himself)

Overall, my budget for the month was $2150 and I spent $2037.60. I also had an extra $520 in income from the second job and spent $499.44 of that. Total, I spent $2537.04 out of $2670, leaving $132.96 in my checking account until payday this Saturday. From now on, the bulk of my extra money will go toward savings instead of stuff, but I couldn’t help indulging a little!

About Andrea Whitmer

Andrea is a freelance web developer and mom trying to maintain a sense of humor in an otherwise chaotic world. She blogs in hopes of helping others avoid the same mistakes she made in the past. Join in the discussion here on So Over This, or connect on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Google Plus. You can also subscribe to new posts via RSS so you never miss out!

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