April budget summary

Only two overages this month:

  • Vehicle: I decided to get my front seats upholstered, to the tune of $600 (half of which I paid as a deposit in April, the rest of which I will pay tomorrow). I have been planning to do this for some time and simply hadn't explicitly placed it in the budget. The balance will be included in May's budget.
  • Medical: I had a filling that came out in March, so that obviously had to be taken care of. Insurance and billing took about a month to catch up.

Groceries for The Maker's Diet are more expensive than I had been eating. I spent more than the last couple months but my grocery/entertainment category still came out about $20 under budgeted.

I definitely need to set up a flexible spending account next year - all the medical expenses could be pre-tax if I had taken the time to do so.


  1. Healthful eating is certainly not cheaper; it's worth it, though.

  2. Yeah, I definitely agree that it is worth it. I think it's about a wash monetarily between eating junk out all the time and eating healthfully that which you cook yourself - one may even come out ahead with careful shopping and price comparison.