January 2016 Budget Wrap-Up!

Happy February, ya’ll! I can’t get over the fact that we’re already a month (and a few days) into the New Year! I swear that time just keeps on moving faster and faster and faster!

If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time now, you’ll recognize this handy dandy budget spreadsheet that I love to use – PearBudget! This spreadsheet really makes it easy to see where I’m spending money. Also of note, some individual things like rent, insurance, etc. aren’t listed here – but are all conglomerated under “regular expenses” in the second picture.

Click the thumbnails to see the budget breakdowns up close!

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Housecare (Utilities, Internet, Netflix/Hulu, etc): UNDER $64.02 – My electricity bill didn’t show up until February 1, so I was able to stay under for this month. Just delightful <sarcasm>.

Groceries: OVER $76.09 – Yup, not surprising.

Dining Out: OVER $62.32 – Again, not surprised. I still working to keep this under budget, but it’s been a struggle.

Car Gas: UNDER $5.00 – Success!

Miscellaneous: OVER $112.66 – Ugh. Lots of extra expenses popped up for January. I also bought the plane ticket for my spring trip and that added to the overages in this category.

Credit Card Payments: OVER $0.08 – Even though this is technically “over” my budget, that’s a double credit card payment for the month…so #WINNING!

Businesses: UNDER $100.00 – This is a new category that I’ve added for some of my job-related expenses since I seem to accrue many over the course of the year! However, for January, there were no expenses in this category!

So far, February has already thrown me over budget in the ‘Housecare’ category, but here’s hoping I can keep the others in check!

Back with more later this week!



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