This has been such a busy month so far! Sorry for the delay! February was a pretty decent month in regards to my budget and goals, so here we go!
Click on the thumbnails to see the full budget photos:
This PearBudget spreadsheet really makes it easy to see where I’m spending money. Also of note, some individual things like rent, insurance, etc. aren’t listed here – but are all conglomerated under “regular expenses” in the second picture.
Towards the end of the month I got hit by a budget killer, but those numbers will be better reflected in my March budget update!
Here’s the breakdown for February!
Housecare: OVER -$3.65 – Again, cold weather = a slightly higher electric bill. I won’t stress over $3.65.
Groceries: UNDER $45.80 – This is huge for me! I was under last month, but this is significantly more than last month’s amount!
Dining Out: UNDER $23.09 – HALLELUJAH! This was a first in the entire history of my blog! Let us celebrate this now! <round of applause> Ok, now I already know that this won’t be repeated this month. Oh well.
Car Gas: UNDER $90.00 – This is 100% correct. This makes it look like I never drive, but I swear that I do. I drove to work 5 days a week, but my commute is about 6 miles total per day. Wow. That’s nuts, even for me.
Miscellaneous: OVER -$203.86 – This was a fun category this month. I added in my tax refunds to the budgeted amounts since I was planning to immediately spend the money to plan for my trip next month. I also bought a brand new mattress (in cash – not financed!) and that amount is reflected here as well.
Credit Card Payments: UNDER $50.00 – My other credit card payment happened at the top of March, so that number will be reflected there.
All in all, I’d say February was a win for me. Life got OUT OF CONTROL during the last week of the month, but I still managed to keep it together!
How was your February? Have any ‘gremlins’ attacked your goals so far?