Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Spending


Baby $233.94
Business expenses $3.89
Car $87.53
Cat $25.95
Cell Phones $111.57
Charity $10 
Food—groceries $131.86
Food—dining out $282.12
Gifts $28.02
Hobbies (Peanut) $23.85
Hobbies (LMM) $9.99
House $1,366.54
Household $31.98
Insurance $325
Internet $72.50
Medical $36.24
Transportation $50
Utilities $242.43

Total Spending: $3,073.41

Things of note:
Well, if you want to have a cheap month, move into a hospital for a week and then bring your baby home and go into RSV seclusion. That'll do ya!

Looking at this list from the perspective of going to one income for a while, I can immediately identify some areas I'd like to cut back - namely cell phones and internet. I'm not sure how effective I'll be at this - I feel like Peanut and I review our phone plans on a regular basis and can't find a cheaper option that keeps us both in smart phones, and we are served by only one internet company that offers fast-enough speeds for Peanut to work from home. Still, I'll give it a shot!

How was your January spending?

2 comments:

  1. I think that what you pay for your cell phones and internet is very reasonable. How do you keep your groceries so low?

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    1. Our grocery spending is not usually that low - I wasn't kidding when I said I moved into the hospital for a week! I ate probably 3/4 of my meals there for the month (free, as a mom pumping breastmilk) and Peanut ate dinner there every night as well. That $131 covers just the last week of the month when we were finally home.

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