I have posted my JUNE End of Month $30K $AVING$ CHALLENGE Totals.
Check out the side bar to your right for the specific numbers.
I have to report that we finished up June in the black....just BARELY!
The extra cash amount we ended the month of June with was.......$547.73.
We had $260.53 left over of DH's salary after expenses were deducted. Add in some rolled coins amounting to $10.50, $44.00 in Rebates &, along with a $276.70 business expense voucher for Hubs and you have a deposit of $547.73 toward the Savings Challenge!
Seeing as our monthly target is $2,500.00 to reach our Year End Goal, we are waaaaay short again this month.
As for the expenses in June.....it was our most expensive month so far this year!
The water bill almost doubled(extra showers/laundry/dishes for extra people here + the pool) and the electric bill went up about $12(extra hot June=a/c on a few days).
The credit card bill(paid off each month)was over $1700.
$750 of that was a car repair & car related expenses(besides gas).
$200 of the $1700 was pool chemicals & $120 for assorted teens' clothing needs.
$70 went for Hubs internet chess club dues.
The rest was gas and some eating out charges and was within our normal range of expenses.
Out-of-the-ordinary expenses in June besides the CC Bill ones.....
There were people Dr. visits and follow-up dog Dr. visits for assorted people and dogs here, respectively.
There was another car repair to the tune of $775+.
And then there was the camp payment for #2 son....2 weeks of fun doesn't come cheap at $945.
So basically we had $2600+/- in out-of-the-ordinary expenses this month.
The Food Budget costs for June are in another post, which is located HERE. Food/Toiletries spending in June was $77.26 under the budgeted $250.00 amount and our Savings percentage was 89.30% which is awesome.
Looking Ahead to July....
I'll only be feeding 3 people for most of this month & the garden should start producing, so I am hoping for lower food spending.
The Credit Card bill is at $400 for the next statement period with 9 days left until it closes. I'm hoping we can keep it around $500 and only put some gas purchases on it.
We'll try to lower the electric usage. I don't have high hopes for containing the water costs since the pool is in operation.
I am determined to get through July frugally(barely some financial emergency)with only 1 child at home and to meet our monthly goal of $2,500 saved this month.
We have a Year To Date Total of $16,621.47 in Savings. To save $30K for the year, we need to put away $2,500 per month average. With our expensive June, we are now just barely ahead of schedule at this point in the year.
So how was your June financially? Leave a comment and share with us what you did with your money, both the good and not-so good. Do you have any tricks or tips that help you to end your month before the money runs out? Let us know!
If you posted your financial progress on your own blog, leave a link in the comments so we can go check you out too!