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My Monthly Budget

May 10th, 2023 at 01:23 am

I enjoy following your budgets so much that I thought I'd give it a go at sharing mine. I know that I put more on credit cards than this budget accounts for, so I really need to get better at actually accounting for my expenses. Now that I write that, I realize that I had nothing in my budget for travel or shopping, which is definitely not correct. In fact I just spend $800 on booking ballet & plane tickets for NYC in July. 🩰 ✈️ 🚖 

rent $1712

utilities $100

auto insurance $143

cell phone & internet $143

food $400

travel $300

shopping $300

church $100

charities $100

Apple $1

IRA $500

savings $500

brokerage $500

Expenses $3399

Savings $1500

Total $4899

I now realize that in posting a budget how vulnerable you feel opening yourself up to others' scrutiny.


2 Responses to “My Monthly Budget”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Yes, it can make you feel vulnerable. But, most people realize that this is your real life, not a hypothetical situation for their critique.

    It takes most people several months to work all of the kinks out of their budgets. Don't let forgetting something discourage you from keeping on. Smile
    Thank you for sharing, I enjoy reading other people's budgets, too.

  2. Wink Says:

    I learn a lot when others share their budgets. One thing early on was that there is a big difference between tracking what you spend and save, and actually budgeting every month.

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