Friday, January 29, 2016
January 2016 Expense Report
This is a review of every penny we have spent in January. I am doing this early because I have decided not to post on the weekends and we are done spending for the month. Blogging takes a lot of time and energy so I need some down time to play. If there is a category that you don't see, it is Here and it has been updated because I forgot to tell you how we do charitable contributions which was pointed out to me by "anonymous" in an accusatory manner.
Electricity&Gas $ 162.64 Heating season
Cable TV, Int.&Tel. 129.83 $10. Cr.-Bad Svc.
Alarm Monitoring 29.85
Household Goods 258.09 Non-Food
Property Taxes 3399.21
Rest.&Take Out 17.48 OOP-McDonalds
Medical 571.91 Drs.,Drugs&Ins.
Groceries 462.12 Food Only
Lottery Tickets 22.00
Gifts 191.75 OOP Only
Gasoline 16.30 Auto
Salon&Barber 82.00 Hubby&I
Total Expenses $ 5343.17
It was a spendy month but fortunately our available cash in our checking account was higher this month than normal. So we were able to pay our property taxes without touching our investments. If you back out the taxes, we spent $1951.96 for everything else. Not a bad month.
We will try harder next month to lower the everyday expenses. However, we were able to save $5,000. this month. And by save, I mean actually add it to our investments and our net worth. So we are on our way to our $50,000. goal. We hope we can keep that total rolling up even without extra cash in the checking account. We'll see!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back posting on Monday.