May 2017 Spending Review

This new cat tree is exhausting!

An unfortunately expensive month for stupid stuff. In June we’re having a new dishwasher installed, so at least our big purchase will be something fun! (Did I just call a dishwasher “fun”? You know you’re getting old when…)

CategoryAmountNotes
Total$4,782Total without mortgage was $3,063
Mortgage$1,719Just principal and interest.
Doctor$1,036Being a grown-up sucks sometimes.
Groceries$457
Pretty standard. There were some expensive vitamins in here.
Auto payment$354Yes, we have a car loan. But in our defense it is at 0% interest.
Utilities$265This includes the water / rubbish utilities and also the electric / gas.
Sports$195Mr. Paradise summer hockey
Pharmacy$128Again, being a grown-up sucks sometimes.
Pets$123We bought the cats a new cat tree! Plus three bags of litter (there was a sale) and some random supplies. Need to brainstorm ideas to make them more interested in the Ikea shelves.
Home$100
Gas$83Whew! We went to Canada for the long weekend, so I think this is pretty fair.
Internet$60Our one year promotional price expired...but at least it's still not Comcast.
Gym$39Monthly gym fee - still going three times a week!
Restaurants$38Breakfast brunch with $25 birthday coupon. I can't believe this was still so expensive! Oh well, the cinnamon rolls were worth it.
Clothes$36New work bag for Mr. Paradise.
Security System$36We haven't set it off accidentally in months!
Shopping$29Phone charging cables, ice cube trays, and a little kitchen compost bin, exciting!
Cell phone$27Monthly refill for my phone
Personal care$20A new razor plus a straightening hair brush. Amazon got me...
Travel$17Random Canada trip costs, including an overnight parking permit.
Entertainment$10Netflix! Guess we were boring this month.
Gift$10Mr. Paradise built me a miniature grand piano for my birthday!!
Parking$2One night of drinks out, someone else sneakily picked up the tab.

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