September turned out to be an awesome month in regards to our income. In July, I was given the honor of being interviewed by Scott Burns, a finance writer for the Dallas Morning News, and the article was published in August. The article brought many new visitors to my site and brought more revenue for August. The money brought in will help pay for the home repair we desperately need before winter.
Dining was higher this month, and part of that is due to a gift certificate I won for $50 (I include the gift certificate as income and I record the expense as dining). That reminds me…I have a funny story about that dining out experience.
Under the Automobile category, you will see $48 for breakdown insurance. I did end up renewing our AAA membership. We haven’t had to use it (yet), but at least it is there for an emergency.
I also spent $69 for credit reports. $50 was to renew my annual subscription that monitors my credit reports for suspicious activity. The rest was to learn a little bit more about my FICO scores.
Here’s a minor confession. You’ll see that we spent $35 under entertainment. $20 of that brought me 2 minutes of entertainment at the casino. Seriously…two minutes. I played a slot machine and I didn’t even get one winning spin. I could say it was bad luck, but I’m gonna say it was a sign to stay away from gambling from now on. I don’t go often (maybe once every two years), but I’ll just use my $20 for something else 😉
I felt the above were noteworthy items. If you look at the report and have any comments or questions, feel free to ask!