$1000 (no change) Utilities $353.77 (+$184 gas bill) Vacation Savings $37.50 (no change) Christmas Crafts $38.60 (+$4.52 craft stuff )
This week was not a bad week for spending, a few things are over budget like cell phone and internet bill, but not too bad just by 2 bucks. Clothing is another issue. I am over by a little over $20, I tried to plan for this but underestimated how much everything would cost. Oh well, next November I will try to sell the dress clothing and recoup some cost.
I am not saving for vacation anymore. The money that would have gone in there this month will go to debt repayment. That's another $75 on top of the $1000 this month.
I budget $50 for auto maintenance a month whatever doesn't get spent will go toward the million mile car fund. We also budget between $80-$100 for house and home. These leftovers will go to the washer/dryer fund.
December spending has been under control. Everything that was bought for Christmas came out of a separate account, this helped tremendously since it was very easy to keep track of and I wasn't using monies from our checking account. I've said it before, I will say it again I love ING. I will be using ING to keep track of the car and washer/dryer fund.