September 17, 2010

Friday Breakdown: Budget vs Actual Spending

  • Allowances
    • 100.00 
      • 100/0
  • Automobile Payment
    • 420.00 
      • 420.00/0
  • Cable/Internet/Phone
    • 155.00
      • 155/0
  • Car Insurance
    • 68.00
      • 68/0
  • Cell Phone
    • 55.00
      • 55/0
  • Christmas Savings
    • 80.00
      • 80/0
  • Clothing
    • 20.00
      • 15.04/4.96
  • Credit Card Payments
    • 412.58
      • 415.58/0
  • Dining Out
    • 100.00
      • 62.41/37.59
  • Emergency Fund
    • 387.42
      • 387.42/0
  • Entertainment
    • 40.00
      • 36.50/3.50
  • Gasoline
    • 145.00
      • 143.06/1.94
  • Groceries
    • 700.00
      • 588.89/111.11
  • Home Improvement
    • 150.00
      • 57.39/92.61
  • Household Goods
    • 56.00
      • 41.19/14.81
  • Miscellaneous
    • 50.00
      • 62.65/+12.65
  • Mortgage
    • 1000.00
      • 1000.00/0
  • Piano Lessons
    • 70.00
      • 70.00/0
  • Satellite Radio
    • 15.00
      • 14.93/.07
  • School Lunches
    • 45.00
      • 45.00/0
  • School Supplies
    • 25.00
      • 14.00/11.00
  • Utilities
    • 350.00
      • 336/14
  • Vacation
    • 75.00
      • 75/0

I think we are doing a little less than average at this point, but we will make it through this month under budget, I am determined.  Of course the miscellaneous category is busted, as I mentioned before we had soccer pictures pop up, a car registration and birthday parties. It is only going to get worse too, there are violin rentals to be paid for and cub and girl scout dues. All things that didn't come to my attention until this month.  I think I may start a new category for my children's whims.. ah I mean activities. Overall we are still not over budget so there is that to be happy about.