Expense Report: February 2017


Into the second month of the year and I’m still trying to get back into the habit of recording my finances in my blog. I’m sure I can do it!

Transportation: $63.29

Commuting charges on the B.M.W (bus, MRT, walk) is back down to the norm and I’m not taking as many taxis as compared to last month.

Food: $251.37

Food expenses are down this month as I managed to reduced some spendings on eating out in restaurants.

Groceries: $0

No grocery shopping this month.

Shopping: $496.85

Bought a few new shirts and and decided to purchase Microsoft Office 365 licence for the family. Previously I was using a really old version of Microsoft Office and they are starting to load really slow these days. Microsoft Office 365 is worth the investment with the massive 1TB cloud storage on OneDrive.

Entertainment: $98

Went for a massage this month to loosen up some tensed muscles. So worth it!

Personal Care: $10

Nothing but a simple haircut to report here.

Travel: $1,090.84

I went on a trip with my friends to Thailand. We booked the tickets last year and I almost forgot about it! The trip was long awaited as we haven’t travelled together for quite some time.

Total expenses for February: $2,901.63 (including fixed expenses of $891.28

Expense Report: January 2017


I’m starting afresh to diligently report my expenses after taking a break for a year. I wish I have the perseverance of Mr 15HWW to keep doing this year on year but I’m going to try my best!

Transportation: $145

Commuting charges on the B.M.W (bus, MRT, walk) went much higher this year due to the Chinese New Year as we took cab rides when visiting our relatives.

Food: $378.70

Food expenses wasn’t as high as I thought considering the number of public holidays this month. I’m still not bringing lunches to work as my current workplace has affordable eating places within walking distance.

Groceries: $0

No work lunches means no groceries from my end. Household grocery shopping is taken care by my mum and is supported through monthly household allowances.

Shopping: $293.80

Apart from buying some Chinese New Year clothes, I took the opportunity to send my bicycle for a full servicing after 2 years of cycling so some money was also spent on replacing mechanical parts due to wear and tear.

Entertainment: $383

I attended my last ICT in January and because it was a low key, we had a few nights off where the gang went out to celebrate our last reservist training together. Most of the entertainment expenses were made then.

Personal Care: $10

Nothing but a simple haircut to report here.

Miscellaneous: $500

During Chinese New Year, I usually give my mum a small red packet ever since I started working. This tradition continues this year.

Total expenses for January: $2,601.78 (including fixed expenses of $891.28