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Expensive August

August 9th, 2010 at 07:31 pm

It's not even the middle of the month, but August has been very expensive all and all what with sky high vet bills and what not. Hopefully I will get a considerable amount back from pet health insurance. I know some people do not believe in health insurance for pets, but the way I look at it, it all balances out in the end. I don't feel comfortable getting rid of it now - after having it for so long. Although seriously for the most part I think this business is a racket.

So it doesn't look like I will be making much progress on savings this month sadly. My electricity bill was also ridiculously high for this month. It has been a very hot summer. Still. I did not use that much more air conditioning than I did last year, but the % increase on the bill is way high. From what I understand it's not even the actual usage that they measure to send you the bill - it's an estimate. I wonder if I can challenge that.

Yesterday I went food shopping and bought some in-season fruits and veggies. I should make it a point to visit the farmer's market for next week. I am a semi vegetarian and am finding that fresh vegetables/fruits are much more expensive to buy than non-vegetarian food. Couldn't help that I am making myself a fresh fruit smoothie every morning as breakfast. Yum.

2 Responses to “Expensive August”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I would definitely call about your estimated bill. Often they estimate one month and do an actual reading the next. In reality you are not paying more than your actual usage in a rolling two months. It's best to get it cleared up with the utility though.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    We go every week to the famers market - we have one on Saturday and one on Sunday at different locations. I noticed a decrease in our expenses when I stopped eating meat two years ago - but I did not change anything else to do with our diet as we have always eaten loads of fresh fruit and veges.

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