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?
How Confident Are You With Your Finances?
44% of Americans don't expect their financial situation to improve this year. Don't be one of these people! Download my free guide, 10 Ways To Feel Financially Confident Today and get access to steps you can implement ASAP for results