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I'm Going to Be Bold

July 31st, 2015 at 06:32 am

I'm going to say that nothing will be spent today, so I might as well offer my July recap:

Housing: $677
Taxes: $501
Insurance: $282
Home Repair/Maintenance: $160
Utilities: $136
Groceries: $134
Household Supplies: $72
Fees/Services: $58
Gas: $57
Clothing: $54
Vacation/Travel: $54
Phone: $51
Personal: $49
Eating Out: $27
Fares/Parking: $22
Vet/Pet Supplies: $16
Laundry: $15
Gifts/Charity: $11
Medical/Health: $9
Entertainment: $8
Car Repair/Maintenance: $4

Grand Total: $2436

It's been a rough month as far as having to pay taxes and insurance, which are both semi-annual expenses. So I'm glad I still kept the total down to just under $2.5K.

My variables spending was at 92%. This included some "treats" like window-washing, new shoes, vacation, and a mani/pedi.

I was also very lucky this month that almost every time I ate out, I was treated! That won't last!

3 Responses to “I'm Going to Be Bold”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Ah, taxes and insurance...two necessary evils. You did a nice job overall. Sorry you won't continue to be treated as you eat out, but I'm sure you'll figure out ways to save money.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like you enjoyed your first month of retirement, Long may it continue!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    92% of your variables budget with all you included - way to go!

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