Friday, January 10, 2014

Budget Check 1/10/14

Budget Check 1For at least the first couple of months, I am planning to do a weekly check up on my budget progress to ensure I am on-target to be with-in my means for the month.

Category
Monthly Total
Spent as of 1-10-2014
Remaining
Giving
$10.00
$10.00
-
Saving
$50.00
$50.00
-
Mortgage
$755.00
$755.00
House Repairs
$25.00
$25.00
City Bill
$125.00
$99.43
$25.57
Gas
$50.00
$56.00
-$6.00
Cable
$78.00
$78.00
Internet
$52.00
$51.87
$0.13
Phone
$95.00
$138.90
-$43.90
Food
$160.00
$35.73
$124.27
Transportation – Gas
$90.00
$90.00
Car Repairs
$15.00
$15.00
Car Insurance
$93.00
$93.00
Clothes and Hair
$25.00
$25.00
Pets
$25.00
$25.00
Household
$15.00
$15.00
Personal
$20.00
$6.46
$13.54
Crossfit
$80.00
$80.00
-
Cleaning
$72.00
$36.00
$36.00
Debt
$633.30
$291.00
$342.30
TOTAL
$2468.30
$855.39
$1,612.91


As you can see, I am over in a couple of categories. The phone bill was more this month as I just switched carriers and it is for a month and a half. Next month, this bill should be close to the budgeted amount. The gas bill for my heater was more than expected, but the city bill was less than projected, so those off-set each other. So far, so good with staying on track with my budget (for the most part). Hopefully it will still be a successful month!

2 Comments:

At January 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Alana in Canada said...

I found your blog from A Slob Comes Clean. I think you are dong a wonderful thing for yourself. I check our spending every week, too. If we are under--I use that money to pay down debt (you would use it on your emergency fund.) Good luck!

 
At January 22, 2014 at 9:51 AM , Blogger shoeaholicnomore said...

Thanks for the encouragement! This thought process is new to me, so I'm sure I still have some learning to do. This blog is really helping hold me accountable. When I want to go out to eat even though I have perfectly good food at home I think "what would a reader say about that?".

 

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