Big ticket expenses for July:
- $816 for semi-annual vehicle insurance premium. We have a stand-alone checking account for vehicle and home insurance premiums, in which we sock away monthly amounts
- $260 for a bed that we bought on Amazon. We’ve been following this item for months now. The highest it has been was $640.
- Took a extended-weekend long trip to Canada which cost about $350, including gas, hotel, and meals
Another solid and stable month. Retirement and investment accounts continue to rise, buoyed by the markets and us systematically setting money aside. Debts went down by $3.1k.
Last day at my old job was in the last week of July. It’s almost 2 weeks now and I’m loving it. I won’t be starting at the new gig till September. Now that we are temporarily down to one income, the post on August will have some screwy numbers.
Big ticket expenses for June:
- $2,915.62 on airfare, lodging, and day tours for our upcoming trip to Iceland. Exciting! We have a standalone savings account for big trips and all of the expenses were paid from this account.
- $680.06 on patio and porch furniture. We have a standalone savings account for big household expenses and the furniture were paid from this account.
Our retirement accounts crossed over half a million dollars in June, for the first time. Debts reduced by $3.3k.
Other than that, nothing much to write home about. Haven’t changed what we put into our retirement or taxable accounts. Markets have been doing their thing. By end of this month, we go down to one income! More on that in next month’s update.
Buoyed by the markets, and us continually pumping in money into our retirement accounts, our assets grew by around $17k in May. Almost $3k debt was slayed in the same period. Resulting in our highest Net Worth yet in our journey.
There were a couple of big ticket expenses in May:
- $1,687.32 for Lasik eye correction surgery for one of us. The money for this got taken out of the HSA account
- $1,175.51 for an international flight we booked for one of our mom. This kind of expense is not a common occurrence, more like once in a year (or two). This expense came from general savings
June will be interesting as there are a few high profile expenses coming up.