Monthly Spending – May 2019

Here are all of my expenses for the last month!  Even though houses in my neighborhood didn’t flood during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, I expected my insurance premiums to skyrocket.  They didn’t though!  My flood insurance didn’t change from 2017 to 2018.  In 2019, it only increased by $29!  In 2019, my windstorm insurance only increased by $4, but my homeowner’s insurance increased by $42.

I ran out of beer in August, and I haven’t been buying any since it hasn’t been the right price.  I’ve been drinking wine instead, and I do prefer wine.  Grocery stores normally offer a 10% discount when buying 6 bottles of wine.  A few times a year, one of my grocery stores offers 20% off when buying 12 bottles.  I’ve taken the 20% deal a few times.  This month, I bought 1.5-liter bottles for the cheapest price ever… $7.18 each!  I was pretty excited.  I also ended up buying beer even though it was $1 more than my normal price, and it was only $0.03 more per beer.  Those are all of my notes for this month.

      May           2019 YTD Total

  • Alcohol                                               134.07      180.73
  • Automobile: fuel                              36.28        218.88
  • Automobile: insurance                  –               350.50
  • Automobile: regist & inspec         –               93.25
  • Batteries                                            –               24.76
  • Beans (canned)                                –               4.85
  • Beef jerky                                          –               16.98
  • Bird food                                            –               24.00
  • Bread                                                   1.78          8.01
  • Carrots                                                1.43          6.51
  • Cereal                                                  –              10.24
  • Checks                                                –              34.55
  • Cheese                                                –              2.69
  • Chili (canned)                                   –              3.96
  • Chips & pretzels                               2.37         8.90
  • Cleaning supplies                            1.99         9.52
  • Clothes                                                5.41         5.41
  • Cosmetics                                          –              14.04
  • Crackers (saltine)                            –              0.75
  • Crackers (snack)                              2.19         7.17
  • Dentist                                                –              99.00
  • Eggs                                                     –              1.98
  • Fast food                                            5.14          13.06
  • Feminine products                         –              10.75
  • Fruit (grapes, bananas, etc.)         0.77         6.11
  • Gambling – lottery                         6.00         12.00
  • Gambling – other                            -2.50        -2.00
  • Gifts                                                    5.20          40.79
  • Greeting cards                                 –               1.05
  • Grits                                                    –               2.78
  • Home: insurance (flood)               418.00      418.00
  • Home: insurance (standard)        475.40     475.40
  • Home: insurance (windstorm)    614.00      614.00
  • Home: maintenance & repairs    44.51         121.56
  • Home: mortgage                              745.83      3,729.15
  • Home: new A/C & heater               –               5,804.48
  • Home: property taxes                     –               4,739.20
  • Hot dog wieners                               –                2.99
  • Hummus                                            –                1.89
  • Ice cream (incl. fruit bars)             3.96           3.96
  • Lettuce, tomato, & cucumbers     4.02           17.32
  • Medicine (OTC)                                –                 5.99
  • Milk                                                     –                12.55
  • Olive oil (for salad dressing)        –                8.89
  • Olives                                                 0.79           12.23
  • Orange juice                                     –                9.34
  • Pasta/Rice sides                              –                1.76
  • Pizza (frozen)                                   –                17.14
  • Restaurants                                      33.12         33.12
  • Salad dressing mix                         4.69          18.66
  • Soap (dish)                                        –                3.43
  • Software                                            –                27.05
  • Sour cream                                       –                1.78
  • Taco seasoning                               –                 5.28
  • Toilet paper                                      32.42          32.42
  • Tunafish (canned)                          –                 3.52
  • TV dinners                                       –                 7.78
  • Utilities: cell phone                       39.01           195.10
  • Utilities: electricity                       35.59           158.35
  • Utilities: internet/cable                99.45          486.38
  • Utilities: natural gas                     19.72            104.06
  • Utilities: water/trash                     41.97           213.15
  • Vegetables (canned)                      –                  4.52
  • Vitamins                                           –                  49.76
  • Yogurt                                                –                  5.88

                           Total                           $2,812.61        $18,557.31
Linda 🙂

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