- I drove to Jacksonville to work a meeting, so gas expenses were high. I received a reimbursement for travel expenses which will show up in the "reimbursed job expense" numbers. While in Jacksonville my car battery died and I had to replace it.
- Food was expensive. We went on a weeklong vacation in Hawaii. We were carless the first 3 days which limited our options on an already expensive island. Our breakfast alone one day was $90. Fortunately we found less expensive options after that, but it was still pricey!
- Our 15 month old Maytag washing machine stopped working. I had to pay $276 for the repair. Since I was under the impression Maytag was a high quality brand, I may contact Whirlpool (had no idea they owned the Maytag name!) to see about reimbursement. There was only a 12 month warranty but we shall see.
- I had to buy some new work clothes since my pre-pandemic outfits are too big.
- Each month I allocate funds toward future home improvements. This expense takes the place of rent or a mortgage since I own the house outright. I allocated twice as much in August as I intend to.
- Hawaii makes up the bulk of our spending on fun. Since the hotel and rental car were prepaid, expenses last month weren't too bad.
- I made a payment towards a future cruise to take advantage of a cashback option on one of my credit cards.
- While in Hawaii I bought a one year National Park pass for $80. I hope to incorporate more national parks into our future vacations.
August Expenses: $4,954
$125 Clothing/ Personal Care
$488 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)