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November: the first good month in a long time, spending-wise!

December 2nd, 2009 at 02:44 am

I am very pleased with our efforts for November in regards to spending!

Even though DF's earnings have been considerably less for October and November, we FINALLY were able to put an extra payment into the mortgage!

Here are our totals:

Mortgage Payments: $1765.84
Groceries: $549.16
Petrol: $208.34
Phone & Internet: $77.20
Electricity: $564.80
House Insurance: $69.39
Life Insurance: $53.67
Personal Loan Payment: $221.35
Pet Supplies: $132.35
House Repairs/Maintenance: $49.95
Work Expenses: $382.79
DF Fun $: $154.30
My Fun $: $136.66
Clothes: $69.95
Dining Out: $33.90
Entertainment: $10.00
Misc: $93.44
Charity/Donations: $30.00
Bank Fees: $2.20
Health/Grooming: $82.95

Extra Mortgage Payment: $594.64
Added To Emergency Fund: $945.81

*Whew* I feel like we had a good month over all. Our personal expenditure is down a lot, and so is a lot of other categories. Groceries are higher, which I am going to work at over the next few months. I just need to figure out some cheap, healthy meals.

Next month any leftover money from my personal stash will go toward my personal loan.

3 Responses to “November: the first good month in a long time, spending-wise!”

  1. homebody Says:

    Is that one month of electricity? Glad you feel on track! We had a pretty good month too!

  2. whitestripe Says:

    no, it's actually 7.5 months of electricity Big Grin they didn't bill us since we bought the house, so we just got one huge bill this month when they finally figured everything out. i'm not complaining, i put the money aside each week for bills anyway.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Great job on the spending! It's about comparable to what we spend per person too, so I know how fast it can go, especially when you're young with an active social life. Smile

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