March 2017 Spending Review

Spring has not quite yet “sprung” here…

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Total$4,017.87Total without mortgage was $2,298.87.
Mortgage$1719.00Just principal and interest.
Groceries$405.48Back to a pretty normal month for us. Lots more chest freezer stocking up happening again this month though.
Auto payment$353.60Yes, we have a car loan. But in our defense it is at 0% interest.
HOA$300.00This is what we pay annually to live in our subdivision. It covers things like taking care of common areas and barricading our driveway in when it snows.
Utilities$163.01Just regular utilities this month. It's starting to warm up so I think this will continue to go down. We also got a free energy monitor from our energy company that gives us real time feedback on how we are doing. Maybe it's time to go back and update our previous post!
Doctor$94.33Given the bill I just got, expect to see this a lot higher next month. Sad face.
Clothes$81.55Mr. Paradise is free of guilt this month. I bought two pairs of work pants and a blouse...
Yard$61.44We bought some fertilizer and one of those contraptions that spreads the stuff around at the correct rate. Hopefully this will make our front yard look less whacko.
Internet$60.12Our one year promotional price expired...but at least it's still not Comcast.
Gas$55.61This was even more than last month when I said it was a lot! What the heck!
Entertainment$54.99Netflix plus Mr. Paradise bought a $50 Steam card because they were 10% off. In his defense it was my idea. This will probaby last quite a while given that the average purchase price of his games is around $5.
Pharmacy$42.39Costco had a sale on Flonase, my allergy lifesaver.
Auto$48.07Oil change! I'd actually like to learn how to do this ourselves.
Gym$39.00Monthly gym fee - still going three times a week!
Security System$35.99We haven't set it off accidentally in months!
Shopping$33.81Get ready to be blown away by the excitement of this! Hem tape, a heating pad, and a hot water bottle. Whoa Frugal Paradise, calm down!
Cell phone$27.00Monthly refill for my phone
Pets$26.48Just food
Parking$6.00I blame Mr. Paradise
Taxes$3.00Our state taxes for 2016...I felt really lame writing this check.

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