As a reminder: these are percentages based on money spent, not based on my (take-home) income. Savings are not included.
Here is how it all broke down:
Groceries (19% – was 13% in Q1, 19% in Q2) and Dining Out (9% – was 8% in Q1, 8% in Q2) – Our grocery spending went up just a little bit for the last three month if I look at the dollar amount, but it appears to be a larger percentage of our overall budget because of how other spending worked out. Our actual spending for dining out was lower, but the percentage stayed the same this quarter. I know that is a little bit confusing (at least to me) if you don’t look at the actual dollars spent.
Health & Fitness (12% – was 4% in Q1, 11% in Q2) – we had a few health-related expenses, but this category also includes my gym membership and my running-related expenses (two race registrations this quarter).
Overall, I am pretty happy with how this quarter went. Our spending is (mostly) in line with our priorities and we didn’t have any big unexpected expenses in the last three months.
How did you feel about your spending in Q2? Did you meet your goals or did you have to deal with any unexpected expenses?
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