I can describe May in two words busy and expensive. Water leaks, new HVAC ducts, stove broken all these added to the fun. We have had 2-3 ballgames a week along with church activities and a few end of the year activities. I am sure the next three months will go by quickly but I am so looking forward to them.
Groceries– budget amount is $650. $338.23 this did include some soda stock up. I would like to keep the summer grocery budget down to $300 a month but I am also wanting to maintain a food level so that in September I can reduce the budget again. We will see how things go! But so far we are under budget for all 6 months this year! HUGE success in this area.
Auto/ Gas / Insurance: . My goal is $400 a month. $394.89. This month was a huge jump in gas prices plus an oil change. This seems to be the right amount.
Cash Envelope system- GOAL Met! This seems to be working well so no plan change now! We are going back to a more strict use of cash in May. I did excellent on only cash until the last week. But still working well so I am going to continue!
Goal #4- Blogging- 15 post per month. 10 post for the month. My reason is that I worked 40 hours in Guam. This should be the last month of so much work. My plan is to stay at one day a week (Monday) for next school year as well.
Goal # 5- Fitness– Goal is to exercise of some type at least 10 days a month. Nope and again I blame Guam.
Goal #6 – Bible study- Goal- Read or Listen to the entire Bible in a year. I have finished the bible podcast. I am planning to start a reading program this summer.
Earnings- $25 in gift cards. I have a strong sense that this will need very soon.
No Spend Days- NONE! Yikes 2 months in a row means we need some belt tightening.
I knew May would be busy and I am hopefully to make June less busy and less expensive but we shall see.