Wow. That’s all I can say. We still spent less then we earned, but just take a look at the dining! I had a feeling things would be higher last month, but over $230 is just insane for our family. That was made up of 17 occasions. That is way to many for us. I’d like to see that number around $80/month (going out to eat once a week).
With the increased dining, one would expect groceries to go down. But they didn’t. I really need to explore what is going on with the groceries. It’s time to pull out the receipts and take a real good look at what is going on. I know we can get our grocery bill down, and having the numbers for July 05 posted proves that.
There is a high expense for entertainment. That’s due to our decision to buy one thing that each of us really wanted (my bass guitar and my husband’s video game).
I also highlighted clothing. I am a little surprised by the money spent here because I didn’t realize how many times I’ve picked up clothing here and there. I thought I was more of a “buy a whole bunch when it’s on sale” type of gal. I just found it interesting and without looking more into it – I can’t remember what I bought. Probably was something we really didn’t need.
As always, questions and comments are welcome.