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As I'm going through our finances for this week's net worth update, I wanted to share a few highlights I discovered with Mint.
The numbers will be shifting quite a bit with the net worth reviews – we bought a car, we paid our taxes, and we went over budget with fast food.
It was fun thought and I expect it to more mellow next month.
Cars are Expensive!
Besides seeing a big chunk of our money gone to buy the car ($10k), we had over $300 to pay the DMV to get all everything squared away in the lovely state of North Carolina. While we had a general idea of how much it would be, it's still hurts to see the checking and savings accounts so low.
Estimated taxes were due earlier this month. The bright side is that work is going well. I've been busy over the last few months and now that the big part tax season is over, it'll wind down just a bit.
I'll be focusing my attention on a couple of projects that I started last fall, but had to put on the back burner to keep up with clients' work.
Fast Food Frenzy
Between the trips and going out to hunt for cars after work, we had been eating out quite a bit more than normal at the beginning of this month. thankfully after buying the car and getting the CSA deliveries started, we have cut back considerably.
Thoughts on Reviewing Finances
It's fun to reflect on the past month, not just money, but also with family events. Next month, we'll be working hard to cut back on some of our expenses (plus we'll have the fuel challenge up tomorrow- please join!).
I'd love to hear from you about April's events.How did last month go for you? anything memorable happen in April for you and your family?