April sees the return of the monthly Council Tax and Water payments. The annual bills for both of these payments went up compared to last year, but only slightly. (For non UK readers you can spread the annual charge over ten monthly payments (April -January inc.) without incurring any extra cost.)
Regular readers will notice that I’ve reduced our grocery spending slightly this month. We’re away from home a little this month, on holiday + away for a family wedding, and so I should be able to keep our grocery spending quite low. The wiggle room in the £190 will allow me to build our stockpile a little more.
We’re setting aside quite a bit of money for gifts this month as most of our extended family seem to have been born in April and May!
April income allocation.
April Financial Goals:
- Achieve a 50% savings rate (we include mortgage payments against the principle in this figure)
- Stay within grocery spending limit of £190
Ok that’s it for today!
Are you setting any financial goals in April?