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August Recap

September 1st, 2021 at 03:02 pm

August did not feel like a particularly low-spend month, but it was lower than usual.  Here are the details:

Housing: $795

Utilities: $192

Vacation/Travel: $150

Groceries: $142

Personal: $93

Fees/Services: $83

Car Repair/Maintenance: $81

Medical/Health: $55

Phone: $52

Household Supplies: $51

Vet/Pet Supplies: $37

Gas: $32

Eating Out/Takeout: $29

Entertainment: $16

Gifts/Charity: $15

Clothing: $15

Laundry: $14

Furnishings/Equipment/Decor: $5

Grand Total: $1857

I think the main thing is there was no big standout bill.  There were several non-monthly expenses:  the short trip to Michigan, an oil change, a haircut, the wheel tax, and the replenishment of my tollway pass.  Life.  Looking forward to a reasonably frugal September, though I will have two birthdays and condo insurance to pay.  Also the second installment on my property taxes.  

2 Responses to “August Recap”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I guess from reading this, you probably have a list of your monthly spending since you said it was less than you thought.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, sorry to answer this so late, but yes, I do keep a spreadsheet of all my spending by category. It goes back many years!

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