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November Recap

December 1st, 2011 at 09:10 pm

My spending in November:

Rent -- 1132
Utilities -- 224
Gifts -- 176
Groceries -- 163
Vacation/Travel -- 148
Furnishings/Equipment -- 130
Business -- 92
Medical/Health -- 83
Eating Out -- 78
Insurance -- 66
Gas -- 41
Entertainment -- 33
Personal -- 30
Vet/Pet Supplies -- 28
Household Supplies -- 25

Total -- 2477

I would LIKE to keep my spending under $2000, so this wasn't a good month. But it is the holiday season, and that makes a big difference.

Next month will be worse. I just learned that my car repair will cost $834. Sensor heater circuit, serpentine belt, a bunch of other things. This car is more than 10 years old and has served me very well. This is the first time I've had costly repairs, other than a brake overhaul several years ago. So I'm not upset. Repairs, at some point, are inevitable. It's just unfortunate that it happened right before Christmas! I'll have to draw from my EF next month when the Discover bill comes due.

4 Responses to “November Recap”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    i know from experience that living on $2,000 or under is kind of a feat.

  2. Amber Says:

    Wow your grocery bill is really low.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    PS -- yes, it is, especially with more than half going to rent! (But I don't have the expenses of a house to worry about).

    Amber -- I only count food in my groceries -- no cleaning items, no pet food, etc. At one point a long time ago I decided I wanted to track what I spent on food alone and I've just kept it up. The other stuff gets tracked in "household items" and "vet/pet supplies" and "personal."

  4. Amber Says:

    Good idea

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