It’s that that time again. I get a little
overwhelmed excited when I get to recap/track my spending each month because it’s so worth it. I hope everyone in the U.S. had a great 4th of July weekend. Since I knew I was going to have July 3rd off as a paid holiday at my day job, I worked ahead for my freelance clients so I could take three days off and boy was it wonderful.
We saw fireworks two nights in a row, and instead of grilling out, we saved up during June to attend a local rib fest and carnival which was super fun. The food was a bit pricey as was to be expected, but if I could cook delicious ribs like some of those vendors could I would charge quite a bit as well.
June was a pretty hectic month for me regarding my personal life so much that it allowed my finances to be pretty mellow. I spent most of the month settling in from our move and freaking out about a surgery I had so there was little time to worry about spending extra money on irrelevant things or just overspending period.
I ate like crazy the night before since I wasn’t allowed to eat the day of the surgery and needless to say, I ‘slept’ like a baby through the entire thing and everything went very well. I’m so relieved and even more knowing that I don’t have to worry about medical bills and other expenses afterward thanks to my Liberty HealthShare membership. I get a lot of questions about Liberty HealthShare and while I’m still new to this type of health coverage, I’m really liking it so far. I’ll have to write a follow up review about my experience as a self-pay patient at the hospital and how all that works with a health sharing ministry soon.
Onto the Budget
Living Expenses/Utilities/Other Bills
Household Toiletries: $20
My Phone: $12
6-month Auto Insurance: $95
Bed Payment: $25 (Read more about Ray and I’s decision to purchase our Tempurpedic bed here)
Gym: $14.25 (Last payment)
Credit Cards from last month: $177.29
Dining Out: $36.01
Son’s Basketball League: $66.31
Clothes: $0 (My shopping ban is almost over, but I’m still going strong)
Lamps for the living room: $10
Blog Expenses: $19.27
Car Note: $400
Student Loans: $140
Emergency Fund: $250
School Clothes: $30
Small Savings Goals: $200
How did June go for you? What did you do over the holiday weekend?
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