Friday, June 3, 2016

Roadrunner Financials - May 2016

Roadrunner Recap
In May we visited the following locations from Virginia Beach to Albuquerque NM:
  • Sea Mist RV Campground - Dam Neck Annex Virginia Beach VA
  • Roadrunner RV Resort and Campground (Private), Maynardville TN
  • Custom RV Vina AL 
  • Downtown RV Park Red Bay AL
  • Tom Sawyer Campground, West Mobile AR
  • Aux Arc COE Park, Ozark AR 
  • Roadrunner RV Park, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Amarillo KOA, Amarillo TX
  • Kirtland AFB FamCamp, Albuquerque NM
Here's an interactive map of where we camped during the month. Click on the letters (waypoints) to see locations:  

Or if you prefer, here is a static map of where we went in May:

We made the decision to attend my brothers reunion out in the Sierras of California.  At first we were not going to go because we planned on being on the East Coast this summer.  Then we decided to attend and were going to fly out there.

But in the end, we opted to drive out and we took a pretty much straight route across the states to make it there by the end of June. 

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget

We had a pretty good month moneywise considering how far we drove and paid for fuel. We also ate too much and spent too much for Christmas.

Biggest Expenses
Our biggest spending was in the following areas:

  • New insurance that put us over the old budget
  • Fuel and 
  • Eating Out

Large One Time Cost Item
Though it wasn't a large item, we did pay for a yearly membership with CoachNet for $79.

Monthly Average
Our monthly average ended our fiscal year (June- May) with the un happy number just over $4903.  We can't do much about our medical and maintenance events that need to be taken care of so we did.  This is the on a glide path that we can not sustain, so we opted to look into taking Social Security to relieve some of the stress on our wallet.

Thus far, we have not dipped into long term savings or 401(k) plans to fund our lifestyle and we want to keep it that way.

As always, if you think this spreadsheet might be useful I'd be glad to pass it along at no cost.  Just let me know.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

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