Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Roadrunner Financials - Aug 2014

Roadrunner Recap
We spent the month of August in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
We started out the month in the Washington DC area at Fort Meade, MD.  We stayed at the Army Travel Camp there while visiting Adam and Melissa, then left toward the middle of the month to see friends Mike and Sue in Lancaster County, PA.  We stayed at the Beacon Hill Camping campground. Next, we made our way back down the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, first spending a few days at Assateague State Park - MD, then on to Kiptopeke State Park - VA where we finished up the month.

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget
We were under budget in most areas and got our averages down to where we like them.  Our year fiscal year starts in June, so for June - August, we are averaging a little over $300 Under Budget.

For August, we are under for:
  • Diesel
  • RV and Car Maintenance (thank goodness...)
  • Groceries (which means we didn't do a lot of entertaining)
  • Misc spending
  • and 1 Time Costs

We like months where we are $1,241 under budget!

Biggest Expenses
Our biggest expenses this month were for campgrounds.  I upped our budget from under $25 to a little over $28 and we actually spent on average $31.54/day.  This is to be expected since it is high season for campers and we stayed in some State Parks (which are normally a little higher than what we pay at commercial or military parks if we have the choice.)

Large One Time Cost Item
None this month.

Monthly Average

We pay our car insurance quarterly so that will change next month.  Most of our other monthly expenses look pretty good.

That's a snapshot of how we're feeling about the cost of things on this Full-Time Journey.  We are in month 63 of doing it.

Hopefully, some of the thoughts and figures are of some interest/value/curiosity.  If you'd like a blank spreadsheet of what I use I'd be glad to send you it at no charge to do with what you wish.  

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Some months you do come out a winner. It's a nice feeling! :c)

  2. I love to see peoples budgets. It help a lot for our planning for when we go full time.