Happy Monday! Hope you had a good weekend, wherever you are! We spent our Saturday morning at the splash pad and Sunday morning at church. A fun and relaxing little weekend (wishing it weren’t already nearly 100* in Tucson)!
Now that we’re officially in May, here’s an update on how we did with our budget in April.
|Sprint (2 lines)||115|
|Rainy Day Savings||100|
- Gift-Giving included a going away gift basket (post coming soon), the purchase of some mother’s day cards, and another baby present (I’ll be sending a baby present this month too…I think this makes 3 months in a row. I’m definitely at “that” stage in life, lol).
- Restaurants was a little over my typical $100 budget due to all the get-togethers this month (one for a dissertation defense and two for going-away celebrations).
- Entertainment included a couple songs on itunes and some supplies we bought for when we went camping (I consider camping to be entertainment, and therefore, it was included in this category).
- Household goods was a little high this month. I finally got some gardening supplies (soil, a new pot, some herbs), and I got Costco-sized packages of toilet paper and laundry soap.
- Clothing included purchase of two $10 pair of water shoes for the girls. Their preschool class goes to the splash park twice a week and water shoes are required. I got the shoes (which were some of the cheapest I found, but still of good quality) online from Target. I use a Target card because I get 5% off and free shipping to my house! (I pay the card in full whenever used)
- Toddler Purchase is a C0stco sized box of diapers.
- Rainy Day Savings represents $50 each, toward my health fund (including dental/vision/health) and my annual fees fund. I use Capital One 360 to easily separate my money for these different savings goals (<<refer a friend link).
- Savings Goals represents $400 toward Cruise 2016 and $100 toward a Roth IRA.
- Debts. This figure is broken down here (and in my most recent debt update post):
- $100 PenFed car payment
- $453 student loan payments (that’s ACS and Navient payments)
- $1119 for our very last license fee(!!!)
- $124 toward medical debt
So there you have it. I’ve got to run. Hope your week is off to a great start!