November Round-Up

>> Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm way over in a lot of categories here. Groceries because I stocked up on some things - hopefully, it will even out over the next few months. Transportation costs and mileage because I drove out to Chapel Hill to buy some local wheat. Entertainment/miscellaneous because it was my birthday and we've been sick. Trash because I had a purging episode - mostly through Craigslist, but some things went into the trash - and also because I was low on trash last month.

Monthly Spending (budgeted amount in parentheses)

  • Groceries: $799.95 ($650)
  • Transportation: $175.07 ($150)
  • Energy: $90.33 ($150)
  • Utilities: $42.54 ($50)
  • Entertainment/Miscellaneous: $510.25 ($400)
  • Clothes: $0 (no set budget)
  • TOTAL: $1,618.14 ($1,400)

The Numbers:
  • Trash: 6 bags of trash (13 gallon bags); 1 recycling bin with plastic, metal, and glass; 2 paper grocery sacks of paper
  • Miles Driven: approx. 850 (someone pressed the mileage button, so I lost exact count)
  • Average daily electricity use: 22 kWh
  • Average daily water use: 122 gallons

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Lina December 1, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

I just found your blog and its great! We've been trying to do similar budgeting and I have yet to find a good way to easily keep track of everything - do you have a program or a system you use?

The site is great, I'm adding you to my feed reader!

Erin aka Conscious Shopper December 2, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

@Lina - Thanks! I use Wesabe, though I'm annoyed with them right now because they made some "improvements" to their site which instead made it incredibly slow. I've also heard good things about Mint.

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