Thursday, February 5, 2015

Roadrunner Financials - January 2015

Roadrunner Recap
We spent the whole month parked at our site on the MWR Campground at JEB Little Creek Amphibious Base.
It is not the greatest kept campground, but it is very convenient to Kelly and Jon's place which is 2 miles away.  It started getting bitterly cold and rained a few times which made for a lot of standing water.

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget
Gas and diesel fuel as well as campground fees (at $22/night) contribute to the spending being down.  We like those numbers.

Biggest Expenses
Our biggest spending was for propane (which we hardly ever buy but needed for the sub freezing temps to heat our water and gas furnace), cell phones, and our yearly Amazon Prime membership.

Large One Time Cost Item
At $99 our yearly Amazon Prime Membership fee is worth every penny!  What we save in shipping adds up in a hurry.

Monthly Average
This is another good month for our cumulative monthly averages.  We got down below our target of $4100/month again and hope to keep it there for a while.
After three out of our last five months of being over our budget estimate goals, it is good to be moving into some disciplined? spending.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

1 comment:

  1. Well done! It is definitely better to look at the monthly average rather than the actual monthly rate. Nice to see that you are well under your monthly average projected amount. We had a big sending month in January, our biggest month ever but we know that the other months will even it out.