Two thirds of summer is now gone! That should be enough to light a fire (pun intended) under anyone who values …you know, life.
A very busy July for us. Sporting activities continued in full swing for the first three weeks of July and then started to wrap up for the early summer (Spring/Summer) season and the pace will pick up back again after the second week of August. We took a long – over 2,000 miles – road trip for a week and then chilled out the last week in July. Temperatures have somewhat returned to their averages and we’re enjoying probably the perfect time right now.
Oh, and the valuation of our assets crossed $1.5M and Net Worth rose by almost $23k.
Here is our spending for July. This is on the higher end of variable/discretionary spending for any given month.
The biggest category of expense was our vehicles, where the mid-year insurance premium was due. We also had to renew the tabs on one of the cars. Because of the road trip, gas expenses was almost double the monthly average; as was eating out. When compared to our May expenses, which was one of the lowest, July was almost $2k more. August should be somewhere in between.
But all’s well. Most of these expenses were anticipated. And we do have close to a $100k just laying around 🙂
Here’s wishing all of you have a splendid August to close out the summer. Live life. Cheers!
2 thoughts on “July 2021”
I’ve definitely been making up for lost time on the spending front. Too much going out in June/July and trying to rein it back in to close the summer (while still living!).
Most in the FIRE crowd are generally lower on the spending front. I wonder if the people who by nature are big spenders, did they pull back their consumption and if they did, will they go back to their earlier levels? Interesting thoughts.