The Current Budget: September 2017

Our budget changes somewhat each month depending on our specific needs. This month, I get three paychecks! SWEET! Most of that extra cash will go straight into savings. Then, at the end of the month, we'll make an extra chunk payment on our credit card. One-time expenses this month include tickets to a documentary showing (proceeds go to a local nonprofit), an oil change, a few new clothes, and some rarely-purchased facial products. 

SEPTEMBER 2017 BUDGET:

(Relatively) Fixed Expenses:
  • Student loan and credit card payments: $1300
  • Car loan payment: $300
  • Monthly rent: $1447
  • Phone bill: $78 (we reduced our usage to save a little cash)
  • Internet: $76
  • Health insurance: $300
  • Auto and renter's insurance: $72
  • Thousand Trails: $108
  • Compost service: $10
  • Utilities: $70
  • Groceries: $600
  • Gas in car: $45
  • Very Expensive Feline expenses: $50
  • Netflix + Hulu: $26
  • ACLU: $10
  • Fortysomething classroom budget: $40 (money we spent on his classroom supplies)
  • Laundry: $40
Expenses Specific To August:
  • Event tickets: $45
  • Remaining school supplies: $30
  • Oil change: $60
  • Facial products: $17
  • Fortysomething clothes: $30
  • Savings: $700
  • Unexpected expenses: $150
Total budget for August: $5604

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