OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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2008 Budget Challenge

Crystal at Money Saving Mom has a challenge for your budget in 2008. If you don't have one, she is encouraging you to get organized and plan you financial future by starting or tweaking your budget.
My budget
Tithe 436
Grocery 300
Non Grocery 50
AOL 27
Cable 130
Elec 191
Cell 188
Car Ins 180
Phone 42
Tolls 40
Water 18
Gas 100
ING save 70
bank Save 25
Stock 50
Xmas Club 50
Office Sup 20
Dog 20
Feed the Child. 26
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Clothes 75
Entertain. 45
Hair 45
Nails 50
Wax 16
All About Me 40
Vacation 45
Eat Out 100

Profess. Dues 16
Tags 5
Repair auto 25
Newspaper 20
Groc game 7

Dr Visit 25
Dentist 25
539
Monthly 2502.00

There you go. Some categories are cash in envelopes. The following are Groceries, Non Groceries, Clothes, Entertainment, Hair, Nails, Wax, All About Me, Vacation. Eating Out.

Makes me more accountable to myself. What about you? How is your budget looking?

8 comments:

The DH (design) said...
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Brooke said...

You're so disciplined. We're still looking at our budget for this month since DH quit his job. I think February will be our "first month" this year - we'll use January as an "adjustment month".

Lisa said...

Brooke, if the truth be told, it borders on slightly obsessive/compulsive behavior!! :0

Anonymous said...

You know you don't have to pay for AOL anymore, I don't remember how you switch it, its on their site. I haven't paid since last spring!!

Lisa said...

How do you NOT pay for AOL? I would really like to know this!!

Christine said...

WOW! Thanks for posting this. It is a HARSH wake-up call for me! Your mo. income runs around the same as ours, and I can now see how much $ we truely waste and have nothing to show for it! Thanks for giving me the inspiration to 'buckle down'.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I think your savings are commendable! However, I didn't notice any mortgage/rent payment?

Denise

Christine said...

WOW! Thanks for posting this. It is a HARSH wake-up call for me! Your mo. income runs around the same as ours, and I can now see how much $ we truely waste and have nothing to show for it! Thanks for giving me the inspiration to 'buckle down'.

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