This 2nd Quarter has gone past fast! It only feels like last month I was doing 1st Quarter update.
We have been quiet busy, We have had all 3 kids birthdays, been to the aquarium and have had pretty nice days for winter so far. So we have been outside making the most of it!
Although we didn’t buy new couches or dining tables this quarter, we had other expenses like yearly car registration x2 and increased home repairs. The savings rate has actually come out exactly the same.
2021 has been a great year so far, except for the 5 day snap lockdown in February. We have had plenty of nice warm weather for beach and parks. We have just got back from a 2 night anniversary (kid-free) holiday to Margaret River.
We do have some extra retail spending, we bought our first couch and dining table $-4,650. Not bad if averaged out, considering we have had a free second hand couch and dining table for the last 12 years!
It seems that the doom and gloom of covid-19 is now past us and we are all continuing on with our new normal. For us in Western Australia, it’s very much back to normal. Parks are open, cafes/pubs are running again and toilet papers back in stock!
We have earned and saved a large percentage of money over the last quarter, with extra shifts and no daycare fees helping to create highest savings rates to date. In direct comparison to the many individuals out there who are still laid off work.