This morning I went through our expenses and earnings in May and put everything in my trusted Excel database. Phew…that was an expensive month!
Our yearly invoice for gas and electrics came in much higher than we had anticipated. Apparently, we are using too much of the stuff. Each month we pay a fixed amount and once a year the balance is calculated. We had to pay almost €450 extra! Also, our car needed servicing and that was another €425. The coving we ordered was €500. And our mini break to Versailles cost about €300 in total.
Then why is this blog post called “Happy Dance!!!”? Well, the hubby told me this morning out of the blue: “Oh, I just wired €1.000 to our mortgage account.” That certainly called for a happy (lap 😉 ) dance!
Because of this extra payment and other extra payments we made throughout May we now own 25.74% of our home!
The emergency fund and our investment portfolio are doing fine.
We have agreed that we’re going to have a frugal June…so let’s see how that will turn out?!