Groceries: are really high but I think this was a 5-week month, which explains it.
Entertainment: Metallica tickets – there are some things I won’t hesitate to splurge on, and frugality be damned – and a heavily discounted pass for a fishing charter trip which will either be my birthday present to T, or something he does on a weekend and gets some money from friends to contribute to covering the cost.
Dining -I guess there was a bit of socialising – a couple of nights out, plus the worst lunch ever after an epic afternoon of market research (we made $170 that day and spent $28 on the saddest, most pathetic Thai food ever. It enraged me, I tell you.) Didn’t exactly help the black hole of overdraftness…Clearly, I need to stop whining about having no fun budget and start walking the talk.
Vehicle: I spent a little more than anticipated on my bus passes, just over $100. Why? That includes extra trips into town for a networking event, plus pub quizzes wit hcolleagues from my side job (also perhaps a form of networking?) plus car parts to the tune of at least $30.
Utilities: I always forget that we have pay TV now, and this is right on target (well, except for going over our internet and being charged extra :@)
Medical: My eye exam plus contact lens solution.
Clothes: Coat-slash-jacket, plus new face wash. Words can’t express how much I love and wear my last two purchases (will have to take a photo when I get my hands on a camera) – my black boots and grey jacket have already probably paid for themselves.
This month I made an additional $163.90 in income. Although the majority of that went towards getting us out of overdraft, $20 went into the bills account and $15 to clothes and grooming (cleanser + a pack of hairties – now that my hair is getting longer, it drives me insane at night).
Financial goals for June: Get started with Kiva (that fulfils my charity goal) and figure out a plan to deal with the CC balance.