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A Little Recap

January 31st, 2014 at 10:27 am

I'm going to be bold and say that spending is over for this month. Here are January's totals:

Housing: $694
Vacation/Travel: $323
Groceries: $110
Fares/Parking: $110
Utilities: $102
Gas: $54
Phone: $50
Medical/Health: $42
Home Repair/Maintenance: $22
Gifts/Charity: $21
Laundry: $14
Vet/Pet Supplies: $11
Eating Out: $10
Furnishings/Equipment/Decor: $9
Entertainment: $8
Clothing: $5
Household Supplies: $2
Grand Total: $1,587

It was a very low-spend month! Get a load of the eating out category!

I did not count the loan to my son, as it will be repaid.

Freebies for the month of January: I got a scone, an apple, some breakfast breads, cookies, and a bagel from the break room at work. A co-worker gave me a 1/2 pound of cheese. I picked up three books, two from the station and one from a co-worker. I got a box lunch at a board meeting, and an exercise band from the physical therapist. I'll start the list over in February.

Oh, I should add the snowflakes, as well:

$5 from Swagbucks
$50 from MyPoints
$68.19 from Discover
$30 Jewel gift card & coupon
$5 from credit union (for going paperless)
$3 from Pine Cone
.28 found money

Update! Just found a quarter!

5 Responses to “A Little Recap”

  1. snafu Says:

    I wonder if you would consider re-casting your end of year 2013 figures as Net Worth statement to give yourself a clearer picture of progress. Those figures could be compared to results next March 30/14 and subsequent quarters. Zillow or something similar can provide a comparable condo value, KBB for auto assets.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I do track my net worth and have blogged about it, but overall keep the NW a little more private. I like to post about my spending because it keeps me accountable.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow! Well done.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    A very frugal month!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Good job!

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