Month In Review: May 2018
It is time once again to review my finances. I have not done a monthly review in a while so this seems like a good time to do it.
Usually when I have done the monthly review I would post actual figures. This month I will just speak about the general categories since the dollar amounts have already been posted in the weekly updates.
(If you are not reading this post at www.howisavemoney.net or in your feed reader, it may have been stolen from my site.)
The biggest outflow for the month was housing. This was to be expected since my rent is a bit high right now compared to my income.
The smallest outflow for the month was Financial, which is included in Other. I ended up paying for some professional dues that will help in my future career.
Over budget category
The category where I went over budget was food and dining. I keep this category as restaurants and it does not include regular groceries. I did go out to eat a lot last month for various reasons.
I was able to stay under the total monthly budget even with going over in one category. This was possible because I do stay under budget in other categories by carefully tracking what I spend.