March was a good month. I went on a shopping trip to Minneapolis with two of my sisters. I got a ton of cute spring clothes, shoes and jewelry. I've definitely gotten picky about what clothes I like. I spent around $400 but I should be good for summer now. We've had a ton of kids activities this month, skating finale, swimming lessons and gymnastics. I also bought two tickets to Garth Brooks with our friends for $280 total. We never go to concerts but I love Garth and the first concert I ever went to was him.
Regarding savings, I maxed out my Roth for 2015 this month. That along with our other savings this month totalled $5900. Our savings year to date is $8200 which puts us behind of where we should be. To meet our $50,000 goal, we should be at $12,500. However, it's not looking like I will achieve that lofty goal. My income is down quite a bit from last year but we're only done with the first quarter.
Another goal for the year was to make $2000 I'm dividends on our stock account. I made $143.97 in March bringing the annual total to $281.94 thus far. With this pace, I won't even hit $1200. I haven't bought any stocks yet this year because I've been focused on my Roth.
The other number that is always important to me is our grocery spending. We spent $590 this month, squeaking under our $600 monthly goal. I didn't add up all the other categories but they all looked pretty in line with our regular spending. I've been keeping our grocery trips to once a week. I need to go that often to keep our fresh produce stocked but it gets way more expensive if we go more than that.
I'm thinking of doing a mini personal grocery challenge. I just need to do a bit of planning.
I'm also hoping that April is a good month. Bring on Spring!!