Birthday prep! This has been my most frugal trip around the sun yet.
My last monthly spend at age 25! Let’s have a look at the ol’ spending account:
Rent: $900 (fixed cost)
Electricity & Gas & Water: $230 (quarterly bills)
Supermarket Food: $239.12 ($311.68 last month)
Other Food: $235.64 ($314.25 last month)
Alcohol: $78 ($73.89 last month)
Phone: $30 (fixed cost)
Internet: $30 (fixed cost)
Car Maintenance: $0 ($0 last month)
Fuel & Transport: $202.14 ($161.35 last month)
Health & Insurance: $52.38 ($73.39 last month)
Discretionary: $334.59 ($68.37 last month)
Total: $2,338 ($2,179 last month)
The good: for THREE months in a row, I spent less than $20 a day on food! This was largely helped by a one-week visit to the desert for work – 5 free meals a day! Combine that with 12 hour days, and it was a good savings week.
Fuel & Transport costs were up because reasons. I caught a few Ubers into town for drinks – I can’t be a hermit all the time! Also, my V8 burns through fuel (16L/100km), maybe I should downsize. This would save me money on fuel and insurance, plus I’d pocket some cash by selling.
Discretionary purchases were up, because I bought some cool lights for my bday party. I also bought a new phone (well, used, only $180) as mine was playing up and I need it functioning for work. The old phone will be sold for – you guessed it – $180.
The bad: I had to pay for annual insurance on one of my properties which isn’t included above – this was around $1200. And then council rates for the other one – $325. What a rip off. I’m warning you now; my savings for June won’t look good.
See you when I’m 26!