Housing - 989
Gifts/Charity - 594
Car Repair/Maintenance - 151
Medical/Health - 143
Entertainment - 137
Groceries - 134
Vacation/Travel - 125
Clothing - 112
Utilities - 109
Fares - 105
Eating Out - 92
Gas - 85
Furnishings/Equipment - 53
Household Supplies - 23
Laundry - 19
Vet/Pet Supplies - 16
Misc. - 26
Well, I knew it was a spendy month.
Housing included double mortgage payment & assessment fee.
Gifts - this included many Christmas gifts, of course, but also some donations, and a birthday.
Car Repair - replacing the spare tire cover. I saved a little here because my son installed it.
Medical - anesthesia for surgery in October. Awful glad I had that!
Entertainment - this was bumped up by my spur-of-the-moment weekend downtown with BFF.
Groceries - a little high considering how little I bought.
Vacation/Travel - this is my girls' weekend -- which I counted as vacation since it is a planned event, as opposed to the spontaneous weekend.
Clothing - Secondhand sweater, mittens, shirt, socks, scarf.
Utilities - includes a late payment to Nicor - a transition problem.
Fares - train pass.
Eating Out - another problem to tackle. Too much grabbing food while in transit! This does include treating son and grandsons at Steak & Shake.
Gas - I'm driving to work more than I should, but I had some unavoidable events. This should tame down this month.
Furnishings/Equipment - more stuff to help organize at home; also plants and tea lights.
Household Supplies - Paper towels, tp, etc.
Laundry - highest yet. I've been using the bigger $1.25 machine and I thought it would pay off in fewer trips, but it appears it is a bit more expensive overall.
Vet/Pet Supplies - Kitty litter & cat food.
Misc. - mostly postage.
Housing - 989