The Current Budget: November 2017

Our budget changes somewhat each month depending on our specific needs. This month, we've reallocated the $300 that used to go to our car loan to our student loan and credit card payments. PLUS, we're going to put an extra $600 (!!!) towards our debt. We want these credit card balances to be at zero ASAP! Fortysomething has a birthday this month, so a chunk of the "Other" category will be used to celebrate.

  • Student loan and credit card payments: $2200
  • Monthly rent: $1447
  • Phone bill: $78
  • Internet: $76
  • Auto and renter's insurance: $73
  • Thousand Trails: $108
  • Compost service: $10
  • Utilities: $80
  • Groceries: $700
  • Gas in car: $45
  • Very Expensive Feline expenses: $50
  • Netflix: $11
  • ACLU: $10
  • Fortysomething classroom budget: $40 (money for classroom supplies)
  • Laundry: $40
  • Savings: $600
  • Other: $400
Total budget for November 2017: $5,968


  1. I love how you include composting and ACLU. When budgets are tailored to us and our passions and beliefs, my husband and I are more successful.

    1. Yes! As time goes on and we become more financially stable, I would like to incorporate a Monthly Giving line item into the budget.

  2. Congrats on paying off your car! You two are doing great. Are you going to celebrate your accomplishment?

    1. whoops. wrong post. LOL

    2. Well... we haven't really thought about that. But it's a good point! We SHOULD celebrate it!


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