What’s your most expensive month?

May 4, 2013

Why is it that certain months of the year are more expensive than others?

January, whilst no expensive as such does feel like an awfully long month when you receive your pay the week before Christmas. Having to make it last that extra week or so feels really tough.

May is expensive for both the car and the home. Firstly the car, both the car tax and insurance need renewing this month. We did think about buying six months car tax instead of twelve but that would bring us to the end of November and that time of the year is already expensive. Car insurance is just a pain for renewing, having to search comparison websites. I want to make sure I get the best deal so I have to spend time doing my research.

May is also the time when our TV, broadband, phone line contract is up for renewal. Time to start checking to see what’s new in the Virgin Media packages. Key things I need to check are that I’m getting the broadband speed and download levels that I need. One thing I don’t need to worry about is reliability, with their fibre optic broadband we haven’t had any issues accessing even during peak times. Our TV package is the next important factor, Mr Boo needs his sports channels whereas the children are happy as long as they can find a cartoon. For me it’s all about how much I can record, I save so many shows on my TiVo box that I’d be lost without it. I mean who really watches the adverts?

November will get more expensive as Roo and Tigger grow up as their birthdays are just three days apart.

December is always expensive for everyone due to Christmas, however, in my family, it is twice as expensive as most of us celebrate our birthdays. I used to joke with my mam that the Easter Bunny would bring her babies instead of chocolate. As not only does she celebrate her birthday in December but three of her children also do, plus other family members too.

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What’s your most expensive month?

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