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May Recap

May 31st, 2013 at 01:15 pm

I promise, I promise, I will not spend anything else today. So these are the correct numbers for the month of May. It was a killer.

Furnishings/Equipment/Decor - $1537
Car Repair/Maintenance - $1163
Housing - $1039
Vacation/Travel - $384
Gifts/Charity - $206
Medical/Health - $190
Clothing - $146
Fees/Services - $139
Eating Out - $110
Fares - $105
Utilities - $95
Groceries - $89
Household Supplies - $67
Phone - $55
Gas - $42
Personal - $41
Entertainment - $36
Laundry - $23
Vet/Pet Supplies - $14

Grand Total - $5481

The highlights -- paid the balance on my rugs (they're installed, yay!); had an expensive accident/car repair; bought a plane ticket for a vacation in July; had a lot of graduation gifts; paid for a doctor visit; bought shoes and underwear; treated family twice when eating out; renewed my license plates and driver's license -- everything else is pretty regular. Lots of outgo -- my EF will be shot when the Discover card comes due.

7 Responses to “May Recap”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope June is a replenish the emergency fund type of month for you!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I hope so, too! I just realized, I said EF, but it is my slush fund that will be wiped out. My true EF is fine!

  3. BuckyBadger Says:

    That's what slush funds are for!!

  4. MissAngel Says:

    I'm taking the same promise for today!

  5. snafu Says:

    Awww, Don't be hard on yourself. The furnishings and decor all relate to new condo and will be in place for many years;when pro-rated it's quite reasonable. The car repair related to debris on the road, it wasn't a conscious choice. Would you feel better having a line item in Cash Flow for gifts, entertainment and eating out? Do you prefer to take those costs from slush fund? What did you imagine covering from slush fund?

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I use the slush fund to cover variations in my expenses. It's easily accessed. The actual emergency fund is harder to access, and it's more for long-term security.

    I'm using the slush fund as I imagined -- I just don't like the feeling of emptying it -- which will happen in mid-June. Very eager to build it up again.

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    May was a rough month here too. Ugh!

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