Monthly Spending – April 2020

Here are all of my expenses for the last month!  I tried to avoid grocery stores, but I visited one just before the month was over.  I couldn’t resist some sales/coupons.  I bought a little over four pounds of grapes and froze most of them.  I wanted yellow and green bananas, but only yellow ones were available.  I received a small “Shelter-in-Place Payback” for my automobile insurance.  My cell phone bill increased quite a bit because the company changed its pricing policy.  I’m on a data plan that’s $12 per gigabyte.  I had been getting 100 megabytes of data for free every month.  Since I only use about 40 megabytes each month, I didn’t have to pay the $12.  The company decided that everyone would pay the $12 minimum regardless of the amount of data used.  I’m disappointed, but it’s still cheaper than every other cell provider.  I finally cancelled cable!  I bought a wonderful streaming device that plugs into the TV, and I watch free movies with no monthly fee.

                                                                   April        2020 YTD Total

  • Automobile: fuel                              –                56.79
  • Automobile: insurance                  -10             341.50
  • Bacon                                                 –                1.98
  • Beans (canned)                                –                6.40
  • Beef jerky                                          –                7.28
  • Bread                                                  –                5.30
  • Carrots                                               0.59           1.18
  • Cereal                                                 –                1.15
  • Cheese                                               –                0.98
  • Chicken (canned)                            –               11.94
  • Chips (corn)                                      –                2.53
  • Crackers (saltine)                            –                1.50
  • Eggs                                                    –                2.35
  • Fast food                                            –                1.36
  • Feminine products                         1.07           1.07
  • Fruit (grapes, bananas, etc.)         5.10           19.97
  • Gambling – lottery                          –               8.00
  • Gifts                                                     –               3.56
  • Home: maintenance & repairs     –               28.78
  • Home: mortgage                              745.83      2,983.32
  • Hot dog wieners                              –                2.50
  • Ice cream (incl. fruit bars)             –               2.99
  • Lettuce, tomato, & cucumbers     –                8.55
  • Milk                                                     –               11.16
  • Milk (chocolate)                               –               1.98
  • Olives                                                 –                3.96
  • Orange juice                                     –                3.56
  • Pasta/Rice sides                              –                6.88
  • Peanut butter                                    –               2.19
  • Pizza (frozen)                                    –               9.95
  • Popcorn (kernels)                            –               3.72
  • Potato flakes                                     –               2.98
  • Potatoes (5 lb)                                   –               0.49
  • Salad dressing mix                         –               4.37
  • Sausage                                              –               9.40
  • Software                                            –                24.36
  • Sour cream                                       0.59           1.19
  • Toilet paper                                       –               28.10
  • TV dinners                                        –                1.60
  • Utilities: cell phone                         14.59         17.68
  • Utilities: electricity                         32.37         132.34
  • Utilities: internet/cable                  136.51       446.36
  • Utilities: natural gas                       20.30         88.28
  • Utilities: water/trash                      42.26        169.04
  • Vegetables (canned)                       –                5.46
  • Vegetables (frozen)                         –               4.31
  • Vitamins                                            –               8.79
  • Yogurt                                                –                3.12

                           Total                        $989.21       $4,492.25
Linda 🙂

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