From my recurring income series; Our net savings / spending numbers for June 2015:
Another average spending month. Our home – mostly mortgage interest, property tax, and insurance – accounted for 36% of our spending (I don’t count my principle payment into spending). Food followed at 27% of our spending, which was quite higher than we had wanted… Then travel accounted for 9%, followed by bills, entertainment, gifts/donation, shopping, and “other” (including gas) each at about 5% of the pie.
We received some rental income in June, but overall a lower income month with only 2 paychecks each. Out total savings rate was… 68%. Income will be much higher in July with 3 paychecks each, and spending is likely to be about average, probably not many expensive activities, but we are going to do a bit more driving than usual to visit family. I’ll set the saving goal at 78%.