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March Recap - Spending is Up

April 1st, 2012 at 06:44 am

Yes, my spending this month was up in pretty much every category.

Here is where I spent more:

Car Repair/Maintenance: $1031 - mostly on body work
Utilities: $217 - up because of double payment on gas
Gifts/Charity: $88 - office stuff, mostly
Groceries: $101 - still low, though
Eating Out: $192 - this was a perfect storm of office good-byes, stress relief, being in situations where I couldn't pack a lunch
Medical/Health: $81 - doctor's visit, lice treatment
Vacation/Travel: $82 - weekend trip to Indiana
Houshold Supplies: $30 - that ill-fated P&G promotion
Vet/Pet Supplies: $40 - did some stocking up
Personal: $25 - got a haircut (every other month)

Here is where I spent less:

Entertainment: $17
Business: $28 - a $95 income offset the cost
Clothing: $31 - Goodwill finds
Furnishings/Equipment: $8

Rent, Insurance and Fees/Services were all the same.

My total spending was $3158. Would have been pretty much in line had I not had the car fixed.

I stayed in all day yesterday, even though I had a car. In fact, I didn't even change out of my pajamas all day. I did a bit of cooking -- made some borscht and trifle. I read and watched "True Grit" on Netflix. I finished "Ape House" by Sarah Gruen and now I'm starting "The Hunger Games."


3 Responses to “March Recap - Spending is Up”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm still waiting for a few charges to come through before I can do my March recap. Overall though, it was a very spendy month for me!

  2. SicilyYoder Says:

    I love Goodwill stores. You can find some great things there. I travel a lot, for work, and end up with days that I can't pack my lunch, too. I've been home a lot more since the car wreck, though.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I see I forgot to include gas, which was down, surprisingly, due to fewer fill-ups. $51.

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