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Spending Season Begins

May 13th, 2018 at 01:26 pm

Spending season seems to have arrived at our house. And I don't expect to exactly stop it. It's just that time of year where are expenses are higher.

Our oldest daughter is home from college. Grocery bill is up. Her three instruments needed to be serviced for the year. I bought her new shoes, considering one pair we replaced was from when she was in eighth grade it was a definite need! Oh, and she needed new music, books for summer classes. We also received the bill for her Xray, just $36 after insurance paid. The office visit itself was included in school fees we already paid for.

Our youngest daughter's high school graduation is in one month. And we have company coming and we will go with them to the beach for three days. This is causing us to buy some needed items to make that event happen. Clothes primarily. I found my graduation dress for $39 at the Post Exchange. I won't need shoes, so a pretty decent bargain. There will be lots of food spending in June as a result of company.

It's also PCS season. PCS means Permanent Change of Station for military members. My husband has coworkers who are leaving for other jobs, and it always involves a final goodbye lunch at a restaurant. Each person pays for their own food. A couple of those a month seems to add up.

It's just that time of year. I have to simply expect and embrace it. It doesn't mean we are out spending money we don't have or spending without thinking. It's just that time of year where there are more things going on and the spending is up.

Do you feel you have a season of the year where you spend more than other times of the year?

5 Responses to “Spending Season Begins”

  1. Wink Says:

    I tend to spend more in the fall, when football season starts up. I'm probably in the minority of people who isn't a big fan of hot summer weather. I just don't tolerate the heat well and tend to hibernate a bit, and spend less as a result.

  2. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Christmas! It's very spendy even if I limit the kids the teacher gifts and making them cookies, etc seems way more than other times of the year.

  3. Dido Says:

    Summer is spendy for me--I have several a big insurance bills and professional association expenses that hit, plus more e travel or entertainment.

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