We have a winner! Due to the payment of the Mr. CF’s “holiday allowance” (aka vakantiegeld), we had a very high income this month and with slightly lower than normal expenses we ended up with a Savings Rate of almost 65%! This feels really good.
Below you can find an overview of our expenses in percentage. As noted prior, transport is low for us as both Mr. and Mrs. CF have their commutes paid for (one company car and one public transportation card), and this month we had no expenses at all actually (next month will be much higher due to the need to get gas and an oil change). The “Kid” category was normal this month with both expenses and the refunds/benefits form the government. The other category is also pretty low as we did not do many cash purchases and were even able to sell some stuff we no longer need on Marktplaats (the Dutch version of “craigslist”, “kijiji” or equivalents in your country).
Similar to last month, all leisure events for this month were (virtually) “free”. There were a couple of minor costs associated with parking and ice-cream, but nothing major. We did a lot of animal/farm related outings this month, think Miss CF kind of knows her way around cows, pigs, sheep and horses for now.
How did you do this month??