We tend to spend more in the summer because we can actually get out and do stuff. This summer has not been an exception. I touched on some irregular expenses in an earlier post and they just keep on going.
I don't save for specific items like vacation. We have our savings that covers what we need it to. I prefer doing that because it gives me a better overall of where we're at. I don't like it when we have a large planned expense like car insurance or vacation because they creep up quickly. Y is going on vacation with his friend the end of this month to the Black Hills and a motorcycle rally.
We had a misunderstanding about how much it would cost. I thought he told me to budget $400 and when we just talked about it, he said he was thinking $600. I'm hoping that he will spend less than that but I will plan for the higher amount.
I'm not complaining about the expenses because we've okayed them but everything just adds up so quickly.