It’s time to look at the credit card bill again. In April, we did a great job and used the card very little. We are on a bit of a roll here and hope we can keep it up for a few more months. The March credit card bill was also very small.
Credit Card Spending
Pet - $66. The usual pet food and kitty litter.
Baby – $230. Becco baby carrier, Tiny Love activity mat, diapers, and bottles. Baby cost us quite a bit in April. I think we are pretty much done with the expensive items for 3-4 months.
Donation to a good cause – $25
Total – $367!
If baby RB40 didn’t spend all that money, this would have been the best month ever! It still looks great to me though.
Yes, this is a short boring post because we didn’t spend any money. I might as well write a bit about the baby products.
Beco Butterfly 2 baby carrier ($140) – This was an awesome purchase. I was reluctant to buy this because it is quite expensive, but now that we’ve used it for a while, we love it! It’s great to take baby for short trips around town. Carrying baby around town is also pretty much the only exercise I’m getting these days. Being a full time stay at home dad is tougher that I thought. The little dude needs constant supervision….
Tiny Love activity mat ($49) – This mat was also quite expensive. Baby RB40 can hang out for 10 – 15 minutes though and that means it’s worth the price. I still have to keep an eye on him, but at least I don’t have to carry him around. You can see the picture of the mat on my April cash flow post.
We give ourselves
$100 $50 cash allowance each every week to spend on discretionary items: groceries, shoes, shows, dinners out, and whatever else we want. We decreased our cash allowance by 50% while I’m taking time off.