April 2017 Spending Review

This is about 1/3 of our Ikea shelf project for the cats. Thanks to the cat cafe for the idea!

Post is a little late this month but Mr. Paradise made me promise not to look at the credit card statement until after my birthday a couple of days ago…

Total$4,771.58Total without mortgage was $3,052.58
Mortgage$1719.00Just principal and interest.
Yard$562.43Whew! We paid for some lawn care this year ($219). Still struggling with it looking kind of crazy, even though I think we are slowly figuring things out. We also had to retire our reel mower. It served us well but we think it was cutting the grass a little too short and maybe that's why we have so many weeds! We bought an electric mower for $343.43.
Normal month, or so. There is some alcohol restocking in here too.
Car insurance$411.00Quarterly payment!
Auto payment$353.60Yes, we have a car loan. But in our defense it is at 0% interest.
Dentist$233.00I had to have a twenty year old filling replaced...yay...
Pets$171.98Food plus litter plus epic Ikea shelf purchase.
Utilities$147.04Still warming up, but no air conditioning yet!
Gift$145.76A mother's day gift plus a birthday gift.
Credit Card Fee$75.00We kept our Hyatt card because it gives us one free hotel night a year.
Internet$60.00Our one year promotional price expired...but at least it's still not Comcast.
Restaurants$59.31Crazy expensive $5 drink at the cat cafe, a sundae at McDonald's, a lunch with one of my students, and a sushi dinner. Lots of restaurants this month!
Clothes$52.92Stupid ShopRunner making it too easy to buy things...
Gas$45.97Pretty normal.
Gym$39.00Monthly gym fee - still going three times a week!
Security System$35.99We haven't set it off accidentally in months!
Cell phone$27.00Monthly refill for my phone
Entertainment$25.50Netflix plus two video games
Shopping$25.00I bought a $25 gift card for Amazon because it came with a $5 promo code. Obs.
Charity$17.18Trip to cat cafe! I guess this also included a few mouse toys for the cats.
Sports$5.00And...skate sharpening.

One Comment:

  1. What a cool thing to do for your cats

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