Friday, February 8, 2013

Roadrunner Financials - January 2013

Roadrunner Recap
After spending over a month in Key West, we headed north to Tampa for the big RV show.  We have always wanted to see that one.  We met our friends Tom and Cathy there so that was a bonus.  From Tampa, we did a build at Habitat for Humanity in Sebring Florida, then we finished off the month in Fort Myers with Tom, Cathy, Bonar and Christa.
Good News Areas We Are Under Budget
Once again, the biggest area for being under budget was in diesel fuel and gas where we came over $250 under budget.

Thankfully, we had no RV maintenance bills so we were almost $500 to the good there.

Biggest Expenses
We had a big month of campground fees because of our time in Gulf Waters RV resort.  That place cost us over $50 a night.  But it was worth it.  It is a very nice campground and we got to see good friends for eight days.

Cell phones/TV and Internet still run high but that is an expense we are willing to deal with.  Our groceries were above average and not really sure why...

Large One Time Cost Item
My largest one time expense this month was an upgrade to my two-year plus old iPhone.  I got an iPhone 5 and love it!

Monthly Average
Over all, we were a little over $800 under budget and that was good.  Our groceries since June 2012 (when we began year 4 of full-timing) have been running about $520.

Thanks for joining us on this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles.  Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I always find it interesting to read financials. It gives us an idea of what we could be in for if we ever get to RV in North America. In the meantime we have a trip coming up.

    Thought I'd let you know we are heading out to Hawaii in a couple of days. We arrive in Honolulu Thursday morning to be exact. I've set up a separate Blog called Hawaii 2013 which you can find here should you want to follow this New Zealand couple abroad. Most of our time in Hawaii will be on Big Island including a few days on a coffee plantation.