Since moving to Florida from Louisiana, our expenses have been creeping upward. The electricity monthly bill increases more than double. Food bill and transportation also increase. Indeed, we eat out more often. In addition, we have to re-register the titles for our two vehicles. In this month alone our spending for automobiles are over a thousand.
Fortunately, my salary raise has been compensated for all these lifestyle inflation. Our goal currently is to control and to stabilize our lifestyle creep while living in Florida for the long term.
For the last few months, I have put in a lot of overtime at work. As a result, I ask for almost a full month off this month to spend time with family and to attend daughter first week of school. Net worth pace continues at a healthy rate due to pay from previous working cycles.