Probably because growing up it meant school starting again, but for whatever reason, September always means the end of summer to me, even though technically it is still summer for a few weeks. And with the end of summer comes a new focus to get organized and productive for the remaining 4 months of the year. Hopefully that will also lead in to a focus on reducing spending because the summer months are typically very “spendy” and this summer was no exception.
I’ve mentioned already that we have spent quite a bit of money on the new addition to our family. I’m sure we could find cheaper ways to get the training and care that we are getting, but I am supporting a friend’s business with a lot of it, so I am happy to do it.
Anyway, the goal remains the same: to keep our monthly spending below the average of last year, which was $7700 per month. This includes our mortgage, utilities and normal monthly costs, but didn’t count special spending that we saved up for (planned spending as I call it). Although, I guess we could argue that buying a dog is special spending… Oh well, I didn’t classify it as that. Anyway, this month we came in at $10,000. No comment… Continue reading