Car (Jeep) $44.15
Car (Mazda) $111.02
Cell phones $111.46
Food - Groceries $206.58
Food - Eating Out $113.34
Household Items $27.32
Water & Trash $61.75
Things of Note:
This spending recap represents the first time our finances are somewhat normal since Baby M's birth in September. We've been home all month, which means we've been buying roughly a normal amount of groceries and eating out less frequently. We've been washing cloth diapers pretty much every day, along with the loads of other laundry generated by a baby. I was surprised to see that our water bill did not increase compared to last month but our gas bill sure did. Both our water heater and our dryer are gas-powered (I will be line-drying the diapers outside in the summer, but it's been below freezing for most of the month here, so that's a no-go for now. I do line-dry the covers in the basement but the inserts don't dry fast enough down there before they're needed.)
One-time expenses for this month include the Jeep license plate renewal, my life insurance premium (you might remember that Peanut got life insurance about a year ago - and now I have a policy too), and some hobby expenditures for both of us. The baby expenses included opening a 529 plan for our precious girl, and a bunch of cloth diapers.
This is our first month living solely on one income - my first round of maternity leave included disability payments at 60% of my salary. So far, so good!
How did your February spending go?