- The household expense includes a new fence we built ourselves. We added a fence on the east side of our house for privacy and plan to create a paved patio area soon. I also spent a small fortune on bamboo and other privacy hedges.
- Spending on food has been higher since we began our diet. After moving to our new home we needed to re-stock our groceries. Also, we visited Austin and Asheville, so restaurant spending was higher. The brisket in Austin was well worth the expense!
- HealthyWage paid me for the two weight loss bets I won. My bicycle was damaged and had to be replaced, which affected the Health and Dental category. I placed a $60 bet on a new 6% weight loss challenge.
We love adventures. Spending on experiences makes us better humans.
- We visited Austin/ San Antonio as well as Asheville, NC. I booked these trips in advance before travel costs started rising. There was no reason to redeem hotel points in Austin: we found a Hampton Inn for $55/night. I did use points for our Asheville trip. Flights for both trips were ridiculously inexpensive: $40 each (roundtrip!) to Austin and $71 to Asheville.
April Expenses: $4,728
$263 Auto (service, gas, insurance, AAA, etc.)$0 Bank Fees (annual fee on Chase Hyatt card, trustee fee for Self-Directed IRA)
$62 Clothing/ Personal Care
$1,301 Fun (vacations, movies, gambling, alcohol, concert tickets)
$245 Health and Dental
$1,412 Household/Home Repairs
$0 Unreimbursed Job Expense
$0 Interest Expense