October 2019 Beers & Budgeting | HOLY SURPRISES | Summary and Q&A

November 22, 2019
Debt Free Millennials
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October 2019 Beers & Budgeting | HOLY SURPRISES


A millennial couple shares their October budget, revealing unexpected income and expenses. They also discuss their recent European trip and provide a breakdown of costs.

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Key Insights

  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Unexpected bonuses and extra paychecks increased the couple's income in October.
  • 🤑 Lowering their electricity bill and being mindful of gas expenses helped them save money.
  • 💳 Using credit card points and work per diem reduced the out-of-pocket cost of their European trip.
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 The couple is planning to replenish their vacation fund and treat themselves with their surplus income.
  • 🏘️ They have made progress towards their financial goals, such as saving for a house and a Jeep Wrangler.
  • 💝 Christmas gifts and travel expenses are being addressed using saved funds and Amazon gift cards.
  • 😨 The couple is considering giving a portion of their surplus income to charity or a cause they care about.


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Questions & Answers

Q: How much did the couple earn in October?

The couple brought in $12,350 in October, which was higher than their usual income.

Q: Did they have any unexpected expenses?

Yes, they had a higher than usual electricity bill in September but managed to lower it significantly in October. They also spent more on gas due to increased travel.

Q: What was the total cost of their European trip?

The out-of-pocket cost for their European trip was $3,500. However, they were able to use credit card points and work per diem to cover some expenses.

Q: How did they save money on streaming services?

They split the cost of Disney Plus with a friend and discovered that as Sprint customers, they could get Hulu for free.

Q: What was their total savings for their Jeep Wrangler fund?

They currently have $500 saved for their Jeep Wrangler fund, but they had initially aimed for $1,000.

Q: Did they make any contributions to their retirement accounts?

They temporarily paused their contributions to their IRAs in order to focus on maxing out their TSP (Thrift Savings Plan).

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The couple had a higher income in October due to extra paychecks and bonuses, bringing in $12,350.

  • They discuss their budget categories, including mobile bills, streaming services, and electricity, highlighting changes and savings.

  • The couple shares details of their European trip, including the countries visited and the total cost of $3,500, which was partially covered by credit card points and work per diem.

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